I was contacted to create a christening cake for a little boy… the brief was to use blue, white, keep it simple with a train on the top. So that’s what I did!
This cake was created for a little girl’s christening. It brought together various elements of other designs I’ve done in the past. It features the Sweet Tiers signature blossoms and a cascade of hand painted butterflies, finished off with a sugar bow.
A 2 tier version of my princess pillow cake created for an adorable little girl’s 5th birthday.
The pillows were carved from chocolate mud cake, filled with Lindt chocolate ganache.
The crown is made from sugarpaste and airbrushed gold. All jewels are inedible… every girl needs a bit of bling!
This christening cake was designed with the soft hues of blue for a baby boy in mind, something simple and elegant but suitable for an infant at the same time.
The blossoms were hand made and individually painted / dusted with lustre dust to achieve the graduated colours on top.
The height of the tiers was kind of un-intentional (!!) I didn’t realise how ridiculously high they were until it came time to cover them with fondant. Luckily I was quick and it all went well (phew!). Kind of ironic as many times I wish I had those extra few ever elusive centimeters!!
I was fortunate enough to attend a couple of Planet Cake courses held in Melbourne – their Mad Hatter cakes are simply amazing and I’ve been dying to go to this class for ages. Thankfully PC are now holding classes all over Australia which makes them more accessible to us lucky Aussies!
The incredibly talented staff from PC imparted their knowledge, skill and humour and after 2 days our Mad Hatters were complete!
I still can’t believe I’ve made this cake..! It’s structure and various decorating techniques are quite complex and its not util you see how this is done that you can truly appreciate the skill required to complete one of these cakes to this standard of finish – the finish that is synonymous with Planet Cake! There was carving, ganaching, applying stripes and making bows.
I had a ball and met several fellow cake maniacs, which was great too! Everyone did an amazing job and as you can see by these pictures, the talent is truly alive and well in Melbourne!!
This is a cake I completed at a Planet Cake course held in Melbourne – a 2 tier wedding cake which features a spectacular magnolia and bamboo stems. Skills covered in this course included covering a square cake with rolled fondant, stacking the cakes, the coloured wrap,and making the flower and bamboo.
Everyone experimented with their colours in making the wrap around detail and as you can see we had a fantastic result from all the students!
From start to finish this job was an absolute pleasure … my client liked what I had done with the China Doll, so I adapted the flowers to suit a pink christening cake for a gorgeous little girl. This design was based on a beautiful invitation which featured birds and a featured hand written message on the front.
The dove was made from modelling paste. I didn’t quite know what to expect with the figurine as I haven’t made anything as large as this for a topper. I made it well ahead of time so it had plenty of time to dry. I did have visions of wings falling off but tried to push them out of my mind!!
Chocolate fudge cake soaked with Cointreau and filled with dark chocolate ganache.
This cake was created for a gorgeous little girl, Lulu. Her christening theme was rainbows and fairies and so this design was born! The bottom tier is chocolate fudge cake with dark chocolate ganache filling. The top tier is hummingbird cake with a white chocolate ganache filling.
Chocolate fudge cake soaked in Contreau syrup and filled with a luxury chocolate ganache was the basis for this little number…
My dear friend Georgia christened her youngest and I wanted to create something soft and pretty, just like scrumptious little Ellie! Hand sculpted flowers and a full sugar bow finish off this design.
The teddy has a styrofoam core – her limbs and clothes are made from sugar. The trickiest part about dressing her was , believe it or not, the bow on her head! It was teeny beeny!
This cake was created to celebrate the christening of a sweet little boy, Panayioti. The cake has a hand made gumpaste teddy atop the top tier and fondant stars. Stripes feature on the bottom tier and his name is made from fondant blocks – placed on the board.
Two tiers of chocolate fudge cake, filled with dark chocoalte ganache and covered with rolled fondant.