21 June 2013

Baking & Decorating

Sorry I've been quiet on here this week. I've not been doing much exciting since afternoon tea as I'm trying to be as well-behaved as possible before Glastonbury and Vegas.  Healthy eating, gym, long walks with Jimmy Chew.

Also, I've been busy baking. My friend Lisa moved to Australia a few years back and got married there in March. Saturday is her UK wedding party for those who couldn't make the do in Sydney and she asked me if I would make the cake. The happy couple wanted it to be travel themed reflecting their round the world belated honeymoon.

After about ten hours work, here is the result! What do you think?

(I didn't make the cake topper - that was made for their original wedding cake)


The top suitcase is a three-layer vanilla sponge with buttercream and raspberry jam and the bottom one (which is huge!) is a three-layer chocolate fudge cake.

Although I find creating the detail such as the silver latches comes quite naturally to me, I still find rolling out and covering these big cakes in sugarpaste quite a difficult job! But I got there in the end!

I just hope I can get it up to Cambridge in once piece!

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16 comments:

  1. Wow, Caroline this looks amazing! I'm sure it tastes good too :)

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    1. Thank you! The one unusual thing about this cake is that I'm going to get to eat it! I'm going to the party tomorrow so will be sure to test it out :)
      Cx

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  2. Those cakes are INSANE! How long did they take you? I hope you take commissions because you've got a real talent!
    Lottie xxx
    Beauty and a Cookbook

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    1. Thanks Lottie! This one didn't take as long as some of them do; about 10 hours in total baking and decorating.
      Cx

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  3. Okay... That cake is mental! I could never, NEVER make a cake that looks like that!
    Hats off to you my lady, I'm godsmacked!
    Emily xx
    My Ginger Bread Journey

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  4. Thanks dude! I've not been professionally trained (in baking I have, not in decorating) so I just blag it really. You'd probably be surprised what you could do!
    Cx

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  5. If someone made this for me I would be blown away. Incredible!!! x

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  6. Wow hun, the detailing on those locks is brilliant :)
    I love how leathery and well-travelled the bags look.
    Fingers crossed it makes the journey OK, I'm sure it'll taste delicious
    x x x

    {The Lobster & Me}

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  7. CAROLINE!!! This is incredible, please teach me! P.S I'm going to tweet you later about Monday and whether or not you're still going to the Blog event!

    Katie <3

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    1. Thank you Katie! I bet you could do it too! Hoping to come along to the blog event but pretty busy in the lead up to Glasto - going to decide tomorrow! Last minute decision!
      Cx

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  8. OH wow! Caroline that is fantastic, honestly! you have some serious skill for baking!

    Teffy || Teffys Perks Blog

    Xx

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  9. wow!!! looks amazing! so much work is gone into it!!!
    Your friends would love it!
    marisa.xx
    www.cremaluisa.blgospot.co.uk

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  10. This is the most amazing wedding cake I have ever, ever seen. I want it for mine (still some time to go but I'll be in touch when it happens ;)).

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    1. Aw thank you so much! I would be pleased to! :)
      Cx

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