August 12, 2011

don't drink and surf

It's been a busy few days but I got to make some really cool new edible designs. The better half's sister requested a surfboard cake for a family gathering and cupcakes for a wedding anniversary, and a friend's request  for a birthday cake in the shape of her dad's favourite bevvie.

1) The surfboard

Truly a fun design. I cut out a surfboard from a stack of 14" square vanilla pound cakes, covered in fondant and decorated with gumpaste frangipanis, pearls, and a fin; the hibiscus flowers were hand cut from coral fondant. For added texture I simply piled some brown sugar around the base of the cake.

2) The cupcakes

Brownie cupcakes were topped with vanilla flavoured lime green buttercream. Each cupcake was topped with a dark chocolate rose (modelling chocolate) as well.

3) The bottle

A simple request: a Johnnie Walker black label whisky bottle made of vanilla cake. This cake was deceptively large (to feed 30+) and was actually almost two feet long. The labels are made of printed rice paper and gold luster dust was painted along the trim. To customize it a little bit, the aged 12 years label was replaced with a 60, for the father's 60th birthday. Unlike the real thing, everyone can indulge in this treat!

That's it for this weekend! Until next time...