The Hours of Fun kitchen is now closed for a few weeks as we move house. Here is one of the last few cakes made in this kitchen. I will be sad to say goodbye as this kitchen has been fantastic and has been home to lots of amazing cakes and where I have spent many hours learning new skills and trying new techniques.
A special birthday Disney cake
I was asked to make a very special birthday cake for an 18th birthday celebration. The birthday girl is a big fan of Disney and in particular Beauty and the Beast. Google images is a fantastic place to go for cake inspiration. When searching for Beauty and the Beast cake ideas a lot of them are bright and colourful, with models of the various characters, however it was decided the cake needed to be a little more sophisticated and grown up with it being for an 18th. Inspiration was taken from a black and white design that the customer had seen with a stunning red rose as the cake topper. The design was agreed with the quote provided for the top of the cake.
The cake was an 8” red velvet sponge cake with vanilla buttercream filling and covered in white fondant icing. Beauty and the Beast were drawn on the front of the cake using an edible black ink pen. This cake design would have benefited from an airbrush, as creating the smudged look surrounding the drawn design was tricky using black edible ink and a sponge. An airbrush kit is on my wish list but it is likely to be a little while before I can invest in one unfortunately! The quote was written onto a piece of icing, again using the edible black ink pen and placed next to the beautiful red rose. The rose was made from red fondant mixed with Tilo powder with green wire and florist tape used for the stem. I love making flowers so I really enjoyed making this cake topper. I have a order coming up at the end of the month which is a cake covered in flowers which I am super excited about making!