At the beginning of August, I had another wedding cake. I had the tasting set up for March when the bride and groom were home from college. They wanted something that wasn’t traditional wedding cake but asked to try chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. They decided on the strawberry because it just fit what they were looking for. The bride had a picture of a cake that she wanted but had ideas of how to make it their own. They wanted to incorporate the wedding colors of green and gold and she wanted her flowers to be on the cake.
So the florist made a cake topper for me to place and some smaller arrangements to place on other tiers. The bride’s mother supplied the ribbon and I attached it to the cake and then applied the gold rings which were made out of white chocolate modeling clay.
The cake was all strawberry cake with strawberry filling. I covered the cake with vanilla buttercream. I was happy with the finished product. According the Mother of the Bride, she let me know that a week after the wedding people were still talking about the cake at church!
My son turned 4 on Saturday. He ordered up a “Giraffe Cake”. I asked if it would be ok to make giraffes to put on the cake instead of a big cake that looked like a giraffe and he said, “Yes, and monkeys, and hippos, and tortoises ’cause those are my favorites.” So I went to work.
My son’s favorite color is green so naturally the icing had to be green. I tinted vanilla buttercream grass-green and also a little moss-green for a contrast. I also made a small batch of chocolate buttercream for the tree trunks. The cake was chocolate, his favorite. I stacked 6 inch layers on top of 10 inch layers. The animals were all made from modeling chocolate. This was my first attempt with modeling chocolate and I love it! It’s so much easier to work with than fondant and it tastes way better.
The hippos had to be placed in blue water, naturally…
The monkeys near a tree…
The tortoises in the grass with some leaves to eat. We were informed that turtles are the ones that swim so these were tortoises. 🙂
And the giraffes were near his name, of course.
He was pretty pleased with his fourth birthday cake. I have to say that I was too!