A few more cakes to catch up on before we become all about Christmas! First up is a special birthday cake made for a 30th celebration. This cake was a 2 tier chocolate sponge with chocolate buttercream filling. Each tier was decorated with printed photographs of the birthday girl, they were printed onto icing and backed with a black icing boarder. The cake topper was a guitar made out of Fimo modelling clay with shooting stars coming out the top. The birthday girl is a massive Stereophonics fan so the guitar was styled on a Gibson SG which is one of the guitars Kelly Jones is known for.
This cake was so much fun to make and I got to use my musical notes mould for the design. I also loved the opportunity to make another cake topper out of Fimo which will be a forever keepsake for the birthday girl to remind her of her special day and birthday cake.
Next up is a cake for a crossword lover and Liverpool FC fan. This cake was a 10” vanilla sponge with jam and buttercream filling. Decorated to look like a table covered in a table cloth. On the top of the cake there was a partly completed crossword puzzle and pen with a cup of coffee, with the mug decorated with a liver bird Liverpool Football Club design.
I loved making the table cloth for this cake, decorating the pink cover with daisies cut out of white icing, then using the same daisy cutter to emboss onto the white piece of table cloth. The crossword puzzle was printed onto edible rice paper and the pen and cup were made from fondant icing. If doing this cake again I think I would get the crossword printed out onto icing rather than rice paper as I think printed icing gives a better finished look than printed rice paper.
Last up are cupcakes decorated with printed photographs for the birthday boy. The birthday boy’s wife sent over a selection of photographs she wanted to include and I ordered them online to be printed onto icing from EdiblePrints. The quality of the photographs sent over was good, when they are printed onto icing they do lose a little of the quality but still looked fabulous. The cupcakes were made up of two flavours – lemon and vanilla and they smelt delicious when all displayed in the box together. Each cupcake was decorated with a swirl in buttercream then topped with a circle of black icing, with the edible photograph on top.