15 Sep 2010

"Nicola" Anniversary Cake



This 2 tier cake was a bit of a rush job......
infact, this is a cake I made for our 8th Wedding Anniversary.
With the cakes I make for clients there is always planning involved,
but when it comes to making one for ourselves
it's usually a just few cupcakes as I have left it too late
or a very small cake.
This time I wanted a two tier and quickly made the vanilla sponges.
I mixed up this gorgeous pale duck egg blue coloured sugarpaste
(which the colour doesn't look true in this photo)
which I adore!!!
I hadn't a clue how to decorate it so I piped some royal icing pearls
at the base of each tier and placed an Ivory sugar bloom ontop......
I still wasn't happy with it, so I went and had a good
sort through my sugarcraft kit/tools drawers
and pulled out the dragonfly mould
..............perfect!
So I have a cake I would like,
I didn't want to make one in the style my husband would want
as it would probably have footballs all over it!!! lol!
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My Husband named this cake "Nicola" as
it's for our anniversary he thought it made sense!
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Cake size is
Top tier 5"
Bottom tier 8"