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Bunny Birthday Cake! :)

What is better for a toddler birthday cake than one inspired by Bunnies and Disney?

Nothing!

Well, that was what I was tasked with the other day: To create a magical Disney Bunny cake!

My first idea was to create all the characters for the cake out of marzipan or fondant, until it was said to me that the toddler may want to play with those decorations. So instead I switched my plan to include toys. And I mean, actual toys! No cheap (yet strangely expensive) cake toppers that aren’t safe to play with, but real toys. Toys.. that I found at the Disney store. 🙂

I ended up buying these super cute Bambi set figurines, with not only one bunny (Thumper), but two bunnies.

I then set out planning the rest of the cake. What do bunnies eat? Carrots, of course. So a Carrot Cake with light Cream Cheese Frosting it is!

Next on the list? A fondant tree, with leaves and flowers. I decided I wanted more dimension to the look of the tree. So many times colour worked into fondant looks flat in my opinion, so instead I hand painted the leaves and flowers for, on and around the tree (on the top of the cake). I wanted a watercolour look to them.

I did create additional flowers, leaves, and a mushroom for the figurines by the base of the cake. I felt they were more like secondary characters, and so the leaves and flowers would be more subtle. This is where I mixed the colour directly into the fondant to not distract too much from the top focal point of the cake, but to still balance alongside what was going on top of the cake.

🙂

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Lemon, Coconut, and Blueberry Layer Cake

Lemon, Coconut, and Blueberry layer cake.
Lemon, Coconut, and Blueberry layer cake.

A little while ago we were invited to a kid’s birthday party, and Brent asked the hostess if they wanted me to bring a cake. She of course said yes, so I decided to make an adult cake for everyone else.

A close up of the white chocolate flower, with the blueberry centre, and candied lemon peels.
A close up of the white chocolate flower, with the blueberry centre, and candied lemon peels.

I wanted to bring something different, so I made a Lemon, Coconut, and Blueberry layer cake with Lemon Curd, fresh whole Blueberries, layers of White Chocolate and Coconut, and Coconut Sponge Cake. It was decorated with a flower made from White Chocolate petals and Blueberries and Candied Lemon Zest for the flower centre. Both delicious, and beautiful! 🙂

Lemon, Coconut, and Blueberry layer cake side view. Check out the yummy layers. :)
Lemon, Coconut, and Blueberry layer cake side view. Check out the yummy layers. 🙂

Holy Moly, Two Cakes!

In yesterday’s Chocolate Desserts class we made not one, but two cakes! Boy-o-boy was that alot of work! 😛

We made a Chestnut Layer cake with Chestnut Ganache, White Chocolate Chestnut Mousse, and two layers of Vanilla Sponge Cake. It was then wrapped in an angled layer of Milk Chocolate, and topped Milk Chocolate Decorations and a Chestnut.

We also made a Lemon, Coconut, and Blueberry layer cake with Lemon Curd, fresh whole Blueberries, layers of White Chocolate and Coconut, and Coconut Sponge Cake. It was decorated with a flower made from White Chocolate petals and Blueberries and Candied Lemon Zest for the flower centre. Oh so pretty! 😀

Lemon, Coconut and Blueberry Layer Cake with Lemon Curd and with Fresh Whole Blueberries, and Layers of White Chocolate, Coconut and Coconut Sponge Cake. A Chestnut Layer Cake, with Chestnut Ganache and White Chocolate Chestnut Mousse.
Chestnut Ganache, White Chocolate Chestnut Mousse Layer Cake.
An inside look at the Chestnut and White Chocolate layer cake.
Lemon, Coconut, and Blueberry Layer Cake.
A top view of my yummy Lemon, Coconut, and Blueberry Layer Cake.

Decorating Cake #3! :)

Last night was my very last Cake Decorating #1 class. 😦

We decorated a cake we had made ourselves and brought in. I made a Lemon Chiffon Cake. It was a larger cake so I was able to cut it into three layers. I debated and debated all week what I would do in regards to decorating this cake, and even what flavour to make the filling(s). Finally last night I decided: the bottom layer of Italian Buttercream was to be flavoured with Lemon zest to give it that bit of a delicate zing. And the second layer was a Raspberry infused Italian Buttercream. I though both would be great options for the Lemon Chiffon Cake, and then when I couldn’t decide which one, I decided to do both! 🙂

Triple Layer Lemon Chiffon Cake with a layer of Lemon infused Italian Buttercream and a layer Raspberry Infused Italian Buttercream.

Decorating Cake #2!

In Friday’s Cake Decorating #1, we decorated cake #2! 😀

The goal was to decorate a a cake that we had baked at home, like a flower basket. We first learned to do the basket weave for the outer edge of the cake. Then we learned to do two new flowers: Daisies and Lily of the Valley. We then decorated the top of the cake with flowers we had made in all the previous weeks. 🙂

Piping the basket weave in Italian Buttercream.
My Flower Basket Cake.
A close up shot of the pretty flowers in my Flower Basket Cake.
Me with my Flower Basket Cake. 😀