New York Cake

I love New York. It’s one of my favourite places I’ve been on my travels and I’ll happily go there again (I’ve been there four times and counting). There’s jut something about the place that makes me smile.

Earlier this year I got asked to make a fortieth birthday cake for my friend. The spec was “red velvet, and maybe USA themed”. I used it as an excuse to make this New York themed cake.

I used some sugar paper cut outs for NY themed decorations (Big Apple, Statue of Liberty, I <3 NY, etc). I then topped the cake with USA Candy to finish it off.

Rainbow Cake

The above was the result of being asked to make a “rainbow cake”. The inside consisted of seven different colour layers (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet).

I covered the cakes in vanilla buttercream, and make multicoloured ganache drips for the top.

I decorated using white chocolate jazzie sweets, white chocolate bark, and rainbow jelly laces.

First Birthday Cake

It was my niece’s first birthday last week and I got asked to make her birthday cake. There were no requirements other than to make it cake flavoured.

 

Birthday Cake

 

I did have a busy weekend (a 10k run, as well as setting up for the birthday party) which meant I didn’t do anything fancy onĀ  the inside. Instead I just went for vanilla layers with jam / buttercream between them. I iced the outsides with vanilla buttercream and then added the pastel layers.

With Candle
The inside of the cake
A very happy baby smashing the cake!

 

 

 

Cake Contest – Drip Cake

CaWe have a lot of charity events at work and a while back they hosted a baking contest where we could enter any baked good, and after judging the cakes would be cut up and sold off for charity.

I had been seeing lots of Drip Cakes on Instagram at the time, and so I decided to get a little crazy.

My finished drip cake

I made vanilla and chocolate marble layers, iced with vanilla buttercream and then decorated with White Chocolate bark, and cake truffles (made with off cuts of the cake).

I came second in the contest, but this won me an extra day’s paid holiday from work, so I was happy with that result!

 

Some snaps of the cake once it had been sliced