This cake was commissioned to me by the lovely Jenny for her other half’s birthday :)
It is chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream and chocolate syrup :)
I googled shirt cakes but they looked rather static so googled real shirt images and loved the worn crinkled look. I knew this is what i needed to aim for.
I baked the cake in rectangle tin but looked very short so had to bake another and add to the bottom to extend it a bit.
The sleeves are cake as well.
I managed to take couple of shots while working which i will upload below.
Hope you enjoy the mini tutorial :)
Saturday was my daughter’s 4th birthday.
She is a big dinosaur fan and has been asking me for dinosaur cake since age of 2.
As she was turning 4 I thought she is that age when she can remember her birthday cake so I decided to have a go at making he the dinosaur cake this year.
I wanted her birthday to be special.
I baked a gluten free chocolate cake in rectangle tin and it looked pretty good size. Once I started carving the dinosaur, adding his head, tail and legs he suddenly turned into a giant! The biggest cake I have done so far. WE put him on a board which was 60cm wide and 90cm long. The board was whole 3 foot long!!!
WE had a small party for her and invited a few friends. I set two tables: savoury and desert table.
Made cake pops, dinosaur cookies, dinosaur cupcakes with plastic dinosaurs so children can keep the toy on the topper. There were also dinosaur eggs (Easter eggs) and dinosaur chocolates made using a mold.
Yesterday was Halloween :)
Hope you all had fun filled day :)
I decided to bake a little cake for nursery as it is a great occasion.
I didn’t have much time so decided to carve a pumpkin and sit a little witch on top.
Anything gory would have scared the children and I wouldn’t want that.
So I baked a 7” Victoria sponge but had to bake it 3 times as the first was heavy. The second not high enough. Third time lucky as they say.
No time to rest the cake as Halloween was day after and I still had to cover, airbrush and model a witch.
Didn’t bake my cakes until 8pm and managed to carve, cover and airbrush it by 2am.
Next day I did the board, the little witch and the cat.
It was done by the evening when I took the photographs. I set up all the lights and background and after extensive photo shoot I have finally finished with the cake and off it went into its box for the next day.
I took some photos while making it so here they are:
I baked 7” round cake and stacked it. Then i carved it down to round the edges and made the grooves. Placed markers so I can place it the way it was after filling it. Carved a bit more to even the sides after filling. Crumb coat, fridge, an0ther crumb coat. Smoothed the buttercream with kitchen paper. Fridge again and then I covered. Airbrushed using Kroma Orange, Brown and Black. I made the stalk and airbrushed it too. Covered the board and airbrushed with Kroma Black. Next day I made the witch and the cat and placed them on the cake as well as the leaf and the broom. Hope you like my little cake :)
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