Elegant Anniversary Cake

Elegant Anniversary Cake

Its always a bit of both, nerves and excitement when ever I am given a free reign on the design. I’m nervous because you can never know for sure how the client will react to their surprise design and excitement because I get to work on design elements that I personally like. Yaay!:) ani1 With last weeks cake, I was sent a rough sketch of a heart with two names and the number “40″. The brief was pretty, elegant and (maybe) floral. I’m not a huge fan of heart shaped cakes but I really enjoy making pretty, classic cakes with bits of lace, some elegant piping and flowers. So that’s all that went into this cake. ani2 I baked two classic Victoria sponge shapes, an 8″ square and an 8″ round. Filled with layers of strawberry jam and freshly made vanilla butter cream. I then cut the round cake right across the middle into two equal halves. To make the heart, I put one two sides of the square, smothered in loads of butter cream and covered in white fondant. I didn’t take any pictures while making this but if you type in “make a heart cake with square and round cakes” several helpful drawings will come up. I used a pearl string mould to make strings of pearls at the base. I hand piped royal icing scrolls, dots and names. Filled selected portions of the cake with hand made roses and cut out flowers. Because I’ve recently played around with cake lace and love it, of course the design had to be doted with bits of edible lace. And the board I did in one of my favorite effects, the quilted look. I finished the design off by painting with hints of silver. ani3 I was told the recipients LOVED the cake! Of course I’m chuffed:) ani4