Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
After a relatively quiet beginning to the year things have suddenly got insanely busy again. Once again I am burning the midnight oil trying to keep up with my cake orders while dutifully going to work every day. I also spent two wonderful days in Maastricht, Holland last week-end, attending 2 days of courses with Lorraine McKay. This doubtlessly has contributed massively to the need for late nights this week.
Sunday, January 09, 2011
So, having slept on it I started again the following day by mixing a 50-50 mixture of mmf and gum paste. This time the teddy kept his shape! OK, so I made his belly a bit too big, but no matter, he still definitely looked like a teddy. Once teddy had dried completely, I covered him with royal icing to make him look fuzzy.
I did the blanket by laying a waffle-weave dishtowel over the rolled out fondant and gently rolling over the towel to imprint the weave. Then I took a pairing knife and hand-cut all the tassles. I was surprised it worked so well and was very pleased with the end result.
I just had to include this photo because the way the colours arranged themselves is so cool! My kitchen elves made two cakes for the teddy cake; one in blue, green and purple and the other in red, orange and yellow. Then I torted both cakes and layered them alternately. the edge looks burnt, but it is in fact the way the dark purple baked.
Posted by Sonja at 12:26