A towering creation for a peacock themed wedding featuring hand painted peacock plumes.
Until I received the request to create this 1st birthday cake, I’d never heard of Sophie la Girafe. Yes, very uncultured of me. Apparently she is vintage…Sophie the Giraffe has been around for more than 49 years…
Since 1961, more than 30 million Sophies have been sold in the world. Geez! Have I been under a rock or something???
Sophie was sculpted, in one piece, from a 12″ square chocolate mud cake. Carved, ganached, covered in fondant with hand painted details. The birthday girl, upon seeing her, exclaimed “OOOHHHHH!” I think she liked it!
I love it when someone contacts me for a cake that isn’t your run-of-the-mill type of thing.Don’t get me wrong, I love creating all sorts of types of cakes for my clients but sometimes you tend to repeat the same style as it is so popular, again and again and again – I tend to become a little jaded sometimes!!
This client didn’t really know what she wanted so I pounced! How about a painted design? As soon as I saw the invitation I knew what the design would be and, luckily, the client trusted my vision and left it up to me. Yay!
What I love the most is the tattoo-like effect this design projects.The couple were very happy so, mission accomplished!
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.