Monday, November 8, 2010

A Spanish Inspired Wedding Cake

Here is a beautiful wedding cake done for a wonderful couple here in Riverside. The bride loves the look of Spanish talavera tiles so I had incorporated those into the final design. The bird that you see on the center tiles were part of the overall theme of the wedding invitations and other aspects of the ceremony.
The top tier of the cake was three layers, two blue velvet and one white cake. The bottom tier is my signature triple chocolate cake all tiers are covered in buttercream.
Each tier was finished off with over 300 hand rolled fondant beads and hand cut fondant tiles attached to pegs. Each tile was then adorned with blue hand piped beads.

A "Dash" for the finish line...

Here is an organic cake done for a 5 year old birthday party...his name is Dash. The mom dropped off all organic and vegan ingredients to make this cake and a vegan 11" cupcake cake for her sister.
I have to say as scary as it was to delve into vegan cooking the end product was actually quite good. The cake batter cooked up pretty much like normal cake batter and it tasted great as well.
This #5 cake was cut out by hand and is two layers of my grandmothers white cake recipe and lemon curd center. The "road" is fondant and the rest was done in buttercream topped off with really cool hot wheels cars.