There is quite a story behind this creation.
This cake designed around Bella’s favourite Disney Princess – Belle. I wanted roses – of course – I wanted a tall structure to symbolise strength, I wanted soft yellow pleats and glittering jewels that denotes a fairytale and I wanted this cake to be another reason for Bella to smile on her birthday. You see, Bella has been through a tumultuous year – a devastating leukaemia diagnosis – aggressive and rare – countless days in hospital preparing for and enduring a bone marrow transplant, the dizzying heights of being told she was in remission only to have that crash down when only a short time later being told that the cancer had returned. There was nothing to be done. Well – never say never. Bella is taking part in a drug trial and is responding well – the future still isn’t certain but she is happy, her parents can breathe just a little easier for the moment and she has an amazing family and incredible support network around her and her family that beggars belief. It was an honour to play a small part in her birthday celebration. Bella is 8! She is an inspiration and her smile is as bright as Belle’s gown!
5 tiers of caramel mud cake filled with dark chocolate ganache.
Red sugar roses with their falling petals atop a hand painted entwined rose garden which encircles the cake and the soft yellow pleats of Belle’s gown swaying around the bottom tier. Its the stuff of fairytales. isn’t it…
“Naked cake” is term used for cakes that aren’t quite covered – no fondant and usually with just masked with a little buttercream.
This cake is technically a naked cake I suppose but masked with whipped chocolate ganache and offset by an arrangement of wafer paper roses. Something different. Chocolate on chocolate. Who can complain about that?