Week ending 25 October 2009
Two birthdays and a wedding... that's what we've been up to this past week, and it was a lot of work!
First up we had the wedding of Allie and Pete, at the amazingly beautiful Eynesbury Estate. The theme for the wedding was bright and colourful, and I think the end result certainly met that design brief!
The cupcakes were a mix of vanilla bean and white truffle raspberry, and all decorated with white fondant over buttercream, and decorated with a hand piped, pair of wedding rings painted with edible gold lustre.
The co-ordinating cutting cake was to celebrate the heritage of the bride and groom - the Union Jack for Allie, and the Sri Lankan flag for Peter. The cake itself is flourless orange and poppyseed, torted with ganache. I'm really pleased with how this cake turned out, given how much is going on with the design!
On top of all the cupcakes on the stand (which was half the order), the balance were boxed in acrylic cubes supplied bu the couple, tied with a bow, and stacked ready and waiting for collection:
Next in the order book was a birthday cake for Mia (we have now done Mia's christening cupcakes, her parents wedding cake and cupcakes, and now her 1st birthday cake!)... Mia's Mum loved the ballet- inspired mini cakes we did for a ballet troupe some time ago, and wanted to incorporate that design into Mia's cake... a 1.
The cake is vanilla bean, torted with vanilla bean buttercream, and is covered in white fondant over ganache.
Here is a detail shot of the ballet skirts:
Last order on the books for the week is another 1st birthday, this time for Summer. Bright and cheerful is the order brief, in orange and pinks, and our signature "Daisies and Dots" decorating style.
A cutting cake is also part of the order, which we think looks amazing:
Vanilla bean cake, torted with vanilla bean buttercream, with white fondant over ganache. The matching cupcakes are vanilla bean buttercream, and chocolate fudge, in orange and pink foil cases, with our "Daisies and Dots" in orange and pink. All together, they look fantastic!
Next week, it's Halloween central!