Sunday, 22 July 2012

Curved Topsy Turvy Tired Cake - A Fairy House

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My mother is crazy-in-love with fairies, so for her birthday party she had a fancy dress 'fairy party'! I decided my present would be her cake!

The design

It took me quite a while and several drawings to decide on something I'd be happy with. I wanted something a bit different to the pink mushrooms I had seen. I took a bit of this and a bit of that from cakes I liked and this is what I ended up with. 
What do you think?
Fairy House - Finished 
Coming up with the design and seeing it come to life, is the best part of decorating cakes!
The Fairy House cake was a surprise for my mother. I'm not sure what she was expecting, but when she saw the cake for the first time she was gobsmacked! 
The cake looked great among all the fairies and garden creatures at the party.  I received a lot of great feedback on this cake. It was an absolute hit!

The cake

Here is a picture of the fairy house I made, IN THE FRIDGE! It makes me cringe when I think of how much the fondant was sweating. I spent a lot of time dusting on extra sugar to absorb the moisture! It only seemed to make it worse. The red colours ran and made a mess! That is one mistake I will never make again. I won't be putting fondant in the fridge!
The night before the party was a very, very late one! When the early morning hours started to roll around, I coerced family to sit with me and roll 100's of different sized fondant balls. We turned up the music and had a few laughs while rolling all the left-over colours.
Using cookie cutters on the stars and hearts made decorating this cake a lot easier than my last cake. However the leaves, vines, swirls, etc were all quite time consuming. I only had very primitive tools at my disposal.
I still have no idea how this cake survived a 2.5 hour drive? It had no supports. The whole thing was just layers of cake sitting on top of each other. I don't even think I used any sugar glues to stick them together. I was just really lucky!

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1 comment:

  1. It was awesome , everyone loved it, so yummy too.