3 tier baby pink christening cake, with an elephant cake topper

Over three weeks I have had three christening cakes to do, all tiered and different in colour and design and they have all been a lot of fun to make.

Week one was a three-tier blue train themed cake (click here for the post and pictures)

Week two was a cake for my beautiful niece, four-tier Winnie the Pooh cake (click her for pictures)

Week three was a three-tier pink cake, simple design with an elephant cake topper.  This cake was fun to make and super heavy when finished as it was a lot of cake, the bottom tier was a 10″ 4 layer cake, with an 8″ and 6″ tier on top.

The bottom tier had stripes all the way around, made from rolling out white icing and cutting strips using my ribboner.  I also piped the pearl lines using white icing mixed with a little water.

The elephant was made from icing mixed with tylo powder to strengthen it, and it had a little wire in the trunk to help keep its shape.  The balloon was made out of icing as well, with silver wire to hold it up, placed in the cake using a flower pick – this stops the wire going directly into the sponge cake.

I hope they had a very special day and everyone enjoyed the cake.

 

 

Pink elephant cake
Pink elephant cake
Elephant
Elephant

A 3 tiered cake with a 2D train design

I was asked to make a christening cake for the super cute Finley and was given some photos of tiered cakes with a train design.  To create the best look the cake needed to be as tall as I could make it without having to bake two cakes for each layer.  This meant ensuring each tier had four layers of sponge with filling in between.

The cake was a mixture of chocolate and vanilla sponge across an 8″, 6″ and 4″ cake.   The train design was made using a ruler and cake knife to cut out the square shapes to build the train up, then using small circle cutters for the wheels.  The name for the top of the cake was made from foam and a lollypop stick – this meant it wasnt edible but it looked fantastic and would have proved tricky to make from edible products.

They were really happy with their cake and reported back that they had an amazing day celebrating the christening of Finley.

 

train cake
train cake
Train cake
Train cake