Thursday, 22 August 2013

Another birthday, another decade.  Having thought about making myself a cake earlier in the month, and then deciding on doing one of my death by chocolate type of cakes, my sister in-law threw a spanner in the works by asking me "what sort of cake I was making for my birthday," followed by sending me lots of ideas. Not one to shy away from a challenge I then decided to pull out all the stops and make a massive my favourite colours, things etc.

The bottom cake was a 10 inch , three layer chocolate cake, sandwiched together with chocolate ganache and the top cake, a six inch, three layer lemon cake, soaked with lemon syrup and sandwiched together with lemon curd and lemon cooked flour butter-cream.  The shoe I made using red fondant and a shoe mould.  

The black royal icing piping was based on henna designs, and piped on using a fine piping nozzle.   

Its been a while since I blogged.  So much has happened in the past weeks, that they have literally flown by. My in-laws made the long journey from St Helena to the U.K to spend time with us and the rest of the family.  It is no walk in the park to get here from the island....5 days by ship to Capetown, a two day stop over and then a 14 hour flight.  Having not seen them for 8 years it has been wonderful catching up, so every vacant moment has been spent with them which has been truly wonderful.  I did however bake a few things which I will blog about in a later post!