Last week saw my husband's little sister turn 21. She asked for a fantasy cake and after looking at loads of designs we decided to go for our own star burst theme in red, white and black.
Because we didn't need a huge amount of cake, i used a dummy for the bottom tier which meant i could decorate well in advance. I created a raised tiered base by layering different coloured iced square boards at different angles. Each board had stars embossed into the icing.
The tiers was then decorated with red, white and black fondant icing (Thanks Chris for mixing all the red for me!) in a variety of different patterned designs. The top 2 edible tiers were lemon flavoured sponge with buttercream filling.
A stylised icing 21 was added to the middle tier and icing stars cascaded from the wired topper and tumbled down the cake to the base.
Black ribbon edging to the boards and a fair amount of edible holographic glitter finished the look.
Sharing Victoria's bash was Aussie relative Lea who turned 50 the same week. As a surprise for the birthday girl i created a single tier vanilla sponge cake with jam and buttercream filling. The decoration was themed around black and white flowers with purple glitter detail. The base and sides featured embossed flowers and layered cut outs created using daisy and petal cutters. Some flowers were given contrasting centres using daisy centre molds.
To finish the design a '50' was created out of cut out flowers and applied to the top of the cake. Black ribbon edging created a slick contrasting edge to the board.
The party went off without a hitch and despite the cakes not actually being cut on the night, they were a big hit.
Mum. Wife. Artist. Baker.