It’s a bit odd that I haven’t really posted many fondant decorated cakes on my blog. The truth is that I don’t decorate cakes as often as I once did, but if asked I am happy to pull out my rolling pin, cutters, gumpaste, ball tool and fondant! For those of you who don’t know, I once had a television show on the Italian food channel, Gambero Rosso Channel. Before that I was making many cakes for weddings and birthdays, and if you’d like to see some of my decorated cakes, you can visit my website.
Recently I made a ‘dummy’ wedding cake for a book launch. Obviously the book was about a wedding. A dummy cake means that the cake is not really cake. They are loads of fun to do because you are decorating styrofoam/polystyrene. It’s a little luxury sometimes to concentrate on the decoration without worrying about cake, fillings, and making it all perfect before you pull out the fondant. I also made my favourite sugarpaste succulents and that slice of tree trunk you see there?, Well, that is also styrofoam with bark made from sugarpaste.
Today though, I made a baptism cake for a baby girl. While I certainly returned to the basics of cake decorating, I actually will always love the quilting look with blossoms for a cake. I did make baby shoes for the first time from gumpaste though. These were super easy. I printed the template from the internet and watched a couple of ‘how to’ Youtube tutorials.
I have heard already that Caterina’s parents were very happy with the cake, so this means I can sleep peacefully. Speaking of sleep, I better get myself to bed as I have a very exciting day of work tomorrow………….. But I’ll definitely tell you about that next time!