This cake was for a wedding at a winery two hours away from here. I was a little nervous about driving it that far in my VW. I took the long way around so I could stay away from the winding road of the mountain. It arrived in one piece, no problem!!
The bottom tier was marble cake with vanilla buttercream and chocolate buttercream. The middle tier was chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and crunchy pearls. The top tier was white cake with vanilla buttercream. I covered it with Ivory fondant and quilted it. The dots were lapis colored fondant. The bride and groom like to fish so they found this cute topper for the cake.
This cake is for a baby shower. The hostess gave me the invitation which was the inspiration for the stripes. She also said she would like baby booties on top of the cake. So this is what I came up with. I hand made the booties and the block out of gumpaste.
The flavor of the cake is chocolate with vanilla buttercream tinted blue. I also made 50 mini cupcakes. Half were chocolate with caramel filling and vanilla buttercream frosting. The other half were vanilla with caramel filling and vanilla buttercream frosting. All the frosting was tinted blue and the vanilla cupcakes were tinted blue as well.
I did this cake for a little 3 year old and all she wanted was a pink castle cake. I heard she was thrilled and she and the other kids at the party were eating everything on the cake even the rice paper flags.
It was a marble cake with ganache and hazelnut buttercream fillings. I also put the crunchy pearls in the ganache for a little surprise crunch.
The cake only needed to feed 13 people so I made a 9" X 4" which would feed about 22 people.
It was fun to make and for my first castle cake I was happy with the outcome.