Thursday, July 17, 2008

50th birthday cake

Posted by kel @ sweet treats at 6:35 PM
One of my school friends Cassy asked me to do a cake for her mum's 50th birthday. Cassy was going all out - taking her mum and her mum's best friend to Brisbane as a surprise (her mum's family lives up there) and cooking her a beautiful meal. So of course a knockout cake was in order.

Cassy saw the cake I did for my friend Charlotte recently and told me she wanted something along the same lines but in purple.

I tweaked the design slightly; my new sugarcraft gun meant I could achieve perfect, long, thin sausages of fondant, so I used this to my advantage. I also used my new embossing plates to imprint a swirl pattern on the fondant topper.

The cake was dark chocolate mud, and was torted and crumb coated with smooth, silky raspberry buttercream. It was covered in purple fondant.

Because of the dimensions of the cake I had a little batter left over...which of course meant a mini cake for me! Well, me and my little sister.
This mud cake is so rich we couldn't even finish half a mini cake each. Mmmm. This little mud cake is torted with raspberry buttercream and smothered in dark chocolate ganache.

Anyway, I digress. Happy birthday Jan - I hope you had a wonderful day!

7 comments on "50th birthday cake"

Cakelaw on Friday, 18 July, 2008 said...

These are both gorgeous cakes, and I am loving the raspberry buttercream.

giz on Saturday, 19 July, 2008 said...

If I got the first cake for my 50th, I'd be thrilled - it's really beautiful. Wait...I already had my 50th birthday.

Ros on Saturday, 19 July, 2008 said...

Beautiful cooking and decorating! Very impressive!

kel @ sweet treats on Sunday, 20 July, 2008 said...

Awww thanks guys!


sarah on Monday, 21 July, 2008 said...

I love the embossed icing- it looks so fantastic.

Rhonda on Friday, 01 August, 2008 said...

This cake looks DELICIOUS and BEAUTIFUL!

kel @ sweet treats on Friday, 01 August, 2008 said...

Sarah - I love embossed fondant as well. I have a stack of new embossing plates so stay tuned for more embossing!

Rhonda - yeah it was pretty scrummy! :)


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