I've been busy with this week's cake order - the 80 year old lady who loves a bit of Bling! The instructions were ' pretty, and Bling'......I used the Tiffany colours as a base theme, and made flower paste roses and leaves, interspersed with diamantes. And the Swarovski '80' - I quite like this cake, it's elegant and sparkly without being over the top. Hope you agree.
I've changed the way I do sponge cakes - normally, once baked, you would cover them with a thin coat of butter cream (after layering and filling the cake) - this is called a 'crumb coat' and does exactly what it says on the tin..prevents crumbs from the cake getting mixed up into the sugar paste you coat the cake with.
Well, I get myself into a right old tacking with this buttercream malarkey, and really struggle to get a nice, smooth looking sugar paste top coat. In comes Planet Cake - a fabulous book by a company in Australia, and they use chocolate ganache to crumb coat their cakes...no lumps bumps or bulges (is that me or the cake :O!) Makes the cake a bit more expensive but the finish is so much more professional...a big THANK YOU to Planet Cake for sharing this amazing tip. They use dark chocolate, but I use white as it's a nicer finish for lighter coloured sugar pastes.
So, time marches on, it'll be Christmas before you know it..now will I be here or will I be in Australia?? That's in the lap of the Gods...and an invite from my son and his wife:)
Hope you like the cake, any comments good or bad welcome....It's true isn't it...you really are talking to yourself on here! Well at least no-one can answer me back
Take care and goodnight x
|Completed cake Tiffany Blue sugarpaste and white ribbon with pearl lustre roses and leaves|