Friday, 6 April 2012
Happy 18th and the Cartoon Cupcake
I haven't disappeared.
Quite a bit going on over the past couple of weeks. It has been time to launch the new Les Mills releases of BodyPump and RPM at the gym so have been working flat out learning all the new choreography and getting that out there.
Somewhere in the midst of that I created this 18th Birthday Cake. It was a Dark Chocolate Mud Cake (thank goodness so many request that as I just hate chocolate cake myself) but she wanted a giant cupcake as well.
Given that the party was for about 30+ guests a giant cupcake wasn't going to be big enough for the event so I made a large circular cake for the base and used the giant cupcake as a centerpiece on the top. All the decoration was in tinted rolled fondant.
I didn't use a mold for the cupcake but instead just sculpted it freehand. Both the cake and the cupcake were sealed using a dark chocolate ganache before the fondant was applied.
The board was covered in rolled fondant also.
The vivid colours and design were meant to evoke an almost 'cartoon' feel to the cake. The cake board was edged in black ribbon. This is definitely a cake which looked better in reality than in pictures. Sometimes its difficult to capture a cake well on film.