Cheese tower wedding cake
Just when i thought i had seen it all i got a surprise at my cousin Simon's wedding last weekend - a cheese tower cake!
During the evening reception this wedding cake style tiered cheese tower was the centrepiece of the buffet table. It was a real show stopper.
The base was formed of 3 different cheeses whilst the top tier was a full blue cheese wheel stacked with smaller brie and camembert wheels.
It was left for guests to devour which proved precarious but fun! Most popular was the Red Leicester on the bottom tier and the soft cheeses on top
Here is a website i particularly like the look of for inspiration:
White cupcake cases
I am experimenting at the moment looking for the perfect white cupcake cases for a wedding in July.
I am after cases which are thick enough to stay white whilst cooking without showing too much mixture though - this sounds easy but i am struggling to find any...
This is an experiment with Dr. Oetker muffin cases bought from Tesco. As you can see a lot of the mixture shows through the cases. I am not happy with them at all for this purpose.
The search continues...
Shapes nursery 1st birthday party
Eloise's nursery celebrated it's first birthday today and i was kindly asked to make a special cake for them for the party.
We went for a rectangular lemon sponge cake split twice and filled with lemon buttercream icing. It was covered in white fondant icing and decorated with the Shapes logo on top and colourful shapes around the base all in fondant.
The logo was tricky as it involved so many different colours which all had to be very accurately cut to fit together. After several false starts it came together with only an 11pm finish!
All the kids had a great time at the garden party. Eloise loved the clown but insisted on standing up whilst watching the performance! Hopefully she didn't block anyone's view!!!!
Savoury time again!
Not a lot of sweet baking has happened in the past few weeks but i have a lot coming up including some new muffin tulip cases to try out and you never know i may actually get the royal icing book out...
But in the meantime here is a picture of some more savoury baking i have been up to. These are puff pastry mini puffs with cream cheese and sundried tomatoes. Simpy take a pre-rolled puff pastry sheet and cut into lots of little squares. Grease a mini muffin pan and add a square to each indent and shape with your finger. Add some roughly chopped sun dried tomatoes and top with a blob of cream cheese cheese. Brush the lot with an egg wash and pop in the oven for 15-20 mins.
You can also use homemade or jarred pesto with fresh tomato or caramelised onions and cheddar.
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