This purple velvet cake, covered in pale lilac sugarpaste and decorated with silver dragees and a small bunch of fresh white roses, was the top of a tower of purple velvet cupcakes.
The cupcakes were baked in silver paper cups and decorated with pale lilac and pale green vanilla butter icing, and some of them were topped with little white sugarpaste roses.
The wedding was on Saturday at Red Ivory in Hartebeespoort.
This blue velvet cake with cream cheese icing and a white chocolate ganache cover was commissioned specially for Paul’s 30th birthday!
They specifically wanted a golf bag lying on the grass with the golf clubs sticking out the top and let me tell you, I had a BALL making this cake – excuse the pun!
Everything is hand made, by me, piece by piece. The cake is layers of blue velvet cake and cream cheese icing, with a “cake pop” mixture used to sculpt the rounded top of the bag, and everything is edible except the dowels inside the golf club handles!
And for an idea of size, the cake board is 50cm long!
Jon wanted something different for his birthday cake, and he found this Peanut Butter and Chocolate cake on World Baking Day website!
Its level 78 and I had a ball making it – six layers of peanut butter chocolate chip cake, peanut butter cream cheese icing, a chocolate toffee ganache sauce with caramel popcorn stacked on the top!
This red velvet cake is filled and covered with cream cheese icing, and decorated with red sugar paste flowers flowing down the sides of the cake.
The name on the top of the cake is the same on the back and the front of the sugar paste plaque.
I have officially named this cake “MeeA’s Madness” and it will be listed as such on my pricelist.
When MeeA contacted me last year about a cake worthy of her tenth wedding anniversary, we had several conversations about what it could be. MeeA wanted to combine some of her favourite flavours in a cake, and she wanted to surprise her guests as well, and so MeeA’s Madness was born.
Its a huge cake! Three layers of red velvet cake and two layers of meringue, filled with cream cheese icing and fresh raspberries. The tartness of the raspberries perfectly compliments the cream cheese icing and the sweetness of the meringue, whilst the contrasts in the texture of the red velvet cake and the meringue make it SO much fun to eat!
Happy tenth anniversary MeeA and David!