Sunday, September 7, 2014

It's a Fake Louis Vuitton Handbag Cake

I love this cake I made for a 30th birthday celebration for a gorgeous lady. Adapted from the Louis Vuitton Speedy handbag design, with some alterations.

I made the cake by cutting up a 10 inch square torted chocolate cake into 3 sections, 2 10x4inch rectangles and a thin 10x2 inch rectangle. I then stacked the pieces with ganache as glue and carved the top to make it more rounded. After ganaching it smooth, on went the chocolate fondant in 3 sections. Where has chocolate fondant been all this time? It tastes so good and isn't as sweet.

I used this amazing Louis Vuitton stencil and airbrushed with edible gold to create the classic LV pattern. The handles were made using 6mm plastic tubing covered with fondant and stuck into the cake with straws.

For the phone and credit cards, I used edible images. I located pictures which I edited into an A4 size and ordered the custom print from EdibleImagePrinting. The high heel shoe was made with gumpaste and was started a week prior to allow for the heel and sole to dry completely. I decorated it with a pink bow and diamante decoration and finished with some airbrushed lustre.

A few people at the party thought the handbag was real (which was lovely to hear) and the kids just wanted to eat the credit cards, phone and gumpaste shoe. Kids will eat anything if it's a novelty!

Handbag cake - Not Quite Nigella and Planet Cake
Gumpaste high heel shoe - Pink Cake Box and CakeStories

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Little Girls Peppa Pig Picnic

A little girl turning 1 who likes rubber ducky and Peppa Pig. One thing I really wanted to share is this super quick tutorial on puffy fondant clouds. They look great! Also the "grass" texture was created by poking a star piping tip into the fondant at different angles.

The yummy cake flavours were marble mud and orange poppy seed.

Monday, January 6, 2014

A Puppy Dog Cake & Feminine Vintage Cake

The start of a new year and with that I will start sharing with you again all the cakes I am making and also some of the ones created during my blogging absence.

These were 2 very different birthday cakes made in the same week.

This funfetti puppy cake was made for a Staffy mad young lady celebrating her 10th birthday. I tried to replicate her new puppy as close as I could with the help of a video tutorial Part 1 and Part 2, changing the shape and colours to match her staffy pup. The design also included the Staffordshire symbol of a gold rope and crown which I decided to pair with the very royal colour purple. So cute!

The feminine vintage cake was inspired by a creation of Bella Cupcakes. A white chocolate and raspberry mudcake with pretty flowers, teacup, stripes and dots in pale hues perfect for a 70th birthday celebration.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Egg Cupcakes

I just had to share these with you all before Easter. With warm homemade hot cross buns digesting in my tummy and prawns on the way for lunch, I'm certainly enjoying the Easter food this year.

After picking up some delicious caramel filled chocolate mini eggs, I wanted to incorporate them into a sweet treat somehow. So I made up a batch of my favourite vanilla bean cupcakes and after filling cupcake cases ⅓ full, I placed a caramel filled egg in the centre of each and topped with a little more batter until cases were ⅔ full. Bake as per normal directions but when checking if done, insert skewer to the side so you miss the gooey egg.

So, so easy and to decorate I piped a buttercream nest, sprinkled with chocolate bits and nestled another caramel egg in the middle. That's 2 easter eggs in one cupcake! Hehe a guilty indulgence. Sorry I have no cross section photos as I was in a rush to take them to work oops.


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