12 September 2010

Mini Wedding-cake

I made these mini-dummies myself, and to be honest, they´re not that good. But never mind, when you have to cake, you have to cake. :-)

I´ll have another go with this Geraldine Dahlke-technique in a few weeks, ´cause my daughter instantly gave in an order for a cake with this pattern to bring to school. She thinks it looks way too cool - and so do i! :-)

(for patterned paste)

Tutorial: Patterned Paste - The Geraldine Dahlke-way

I wanted to try a technique by Geraldine Dahlke called "patterned pastes". I started out with "simple Rolls"... don´t know about "simple"... Its really hard to avoid stains from the paint even though i used a minimal amount. This is my second attempt - the firs one was even messier!  :)

This went to the fridge night over, its easier to slice whent its refridgerated. (Not really supposed to use cling film, use polythane bag) Anyway, this is going to be the covering for a mini three tier dummy. Sure does´nt look that way at this stage.

How cool is this! By slicing up the block of fondant, laying it side by side and rolling it out, it makes a neat cover for my mini-wedding-dummy. When the pieces are rolled out and glued to a large rolled out piece of fondant, then it´s ready for covering any cake.

10 September 2010

Rocky Road Cookies

120g butter - 250g dark chocolate, chopped - 250g sugar - 2 eggs - ½ tsp vanilla - 350g flour - ½ tsp baking powder - 1/4 tsp salt - 250g chopped and roasted walnuts, almonds and salty peanuts - 48 mini marshmellows.

Melt butter and ½ the chocolate and cool. Add sugar, eggs and vanilla.
Sift flour, baking powder and salt together and stir into the chocolate mixture. Add roasted nuts and the rest of the cocolate.

Decorate with marshmellows and bake for 7-8 minutes at 180 degreesF.
Remove from baking sheet immediately after baking and place cookies on a grate to cool off.

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This is what it looks like, when the marshmellows are added after baking, i think they look better and the cookies can stay in the oven a couple of minutes more. Also the cookies wont be so sticky when i box them:

04 September 2010

Scandinavian Cakeshow 2010

I will not participate in Scandinavian Cakeshow´s competition this year because i won last year, but i´m invited to bring a cake for table of honour, so this years project will just be a small, humble creation.  -Yeah right...
 This is what i´m using for decorating my cake this year - oh, almost forgot; and my best
friend, the sugargun and the 5-petal silicone flower mold. Allthough it does´nt seem much,
this will be the most detailled cake i´ve ever made. -Let´s hope it´ll look good too!

When the cakes are finished, the bottom of the top tier will show a bit (if you look),
so that´s were i started - covering the bottom of the cakes. I needed a bit more height,
so i used 2 thick layers of marzipan on both cakes.
The colours are not up for discussion, but they will look great in the end.

Sugar decorations; little red flowers - amongst the 
primroses, broches, black leaves, hearts etc.

 I love this first step - great design and not too hard to do.
Too bad it´ll hardly show after i´m done with it. 

Starting to mess things up...  
A sneek-peek

  The cake is Oilily "Blue Sparkles" inspired. -And yes, it is slightly tilted.

It was loads of fun, breaking this design down to pieces and afterwards
transferring it onto a cake. Where to start, oh where to start!

So many details - and i even left out a few, afraid of overdoing the whole thing.
I hope you like it - i´m crazy about this design and how well it fits a cake!

Anonymous said...
Posted by detskønneliv.dk Tue, September 21, 2010 10:20:34
Den er jo helt fantastisk - et kæmpe kunstværk. Jeg er vildt imponeret over dine evner.
Hilsen Gitte
October 10, 2010 7:52 PM 

Anonymous said...
Posted by Faithy Mon, September 20, 2010 09:52:18
It's so gorgeous..i love your paint work and piping!
October 10, 2010 7:52 PM

lorena said...
wow!!! i JUST FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS CAKE!! really really happy to find your blog!!
cake hugs from switzerland!!
November 27, 2010 11:07 AM

Cakeryblog said...
Aww, thanks guys, i really appreciate your words!
Lorena, you feel just like i do :)

10 October 2010

The danish table: These are all cakes from danish cake-enthusiasts. Nice collection!
The AMAzing Carol Haycox - Doesn´t like being photografed, i told her
it comes with the fame! ;) - I could sit and stare and listen to her for
hours (i think i did) she´s such a great personality.

Someone was driving veeeeery carefully back to Denmark!
Fortunately not too much damage was done. No worries though, these dummies
have done their duty, and may have to get stripped anyway. Life is hard! :)