Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Pink and Ivory 30th Birthday Cake

As I said in my last post this weekend was my sister-in-laws birthday, so of course she got a cake! I've been so busy lately I've not been able to make many so it's nice to have time to actually do a proper cake.

I love making two tier cakes, they're great to give as presents and you can have lots of fun decorating them. I recently bought a textured rolling pin I've been wanting to try out, you'll see this soon on a Baking Buys post. I managed to get my hands on some ivory fondant, I do have ivory colouring paste that I could have used, but if I see it I usually try to pick some up it looks quite pretty next to pink. Which of course is the other main colour, I've become quite obsessed with this colour combo, if you haven't noticed. As this was going down the girly route I thought I'd make it extra girly by adding some cameos. They can be a bit of a pain as i only have one mould at the moment but my new favourite shop Sew White has informed me they will be stocking them soon so hopefully the process will speed up some!

So for both tiers I rolled out the fondant and used the rolling pin to make the spiral patterns, I've learnt that you need to press fairly firmly or the pattern smooths out a bit when you smooth it on the cake, and don't try to roll backwards afterwards or it'll all be destroyed!!



For the bottom I cut out some pink hearts and using white royal incing piped pearls around the edge and the letter 'L' in the middle for her name, Lindsay. For extra detail I made strips of fondant ribbon in between the hearts and made a pink fondant bow the night before so it could dry and not fall to pieces, think I'm starting to get the hang of these bows now!

For the top tier I again cut pink fondant hearts and made a pink and white cameo inside. Again piping pearls around the cameo to add a bit more definition, I love how sweet and detailed they look! I think the spiral patterned fondant looks really nice and effective against the pink and finishing with the gold ribbon around the bottom of each tier really topped it off I think giving it quite a vintage look.

The cake went down really well after a night of drinking, as you can see it ended up covered in streamers from party poppers and devoured over the next two days, nom indeed! I also have to give credit to my mum for the actual baking of the cake as I was too busy she helped me out one afternoon , we're quite a good team!

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9 comments:

  1. I've never made a tiered cake - too scared! Yours looks amazing - your fondant work is so 'clean' and perfect.

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  2. I spied this cake in your last post and have been looking forward to you blogging it. It looks rad!! I love the colour combination.

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  3. that is beautiful!! I think I might have to get some of the cameo moulds as I think they're time classy every time you use them. Once they've got the back in stock send us a link to them =) I was gunna buy a patterned rolling pin but I couldn't afford it =( it looks pretty!

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  4. The patterned rolling pin effect looks great! I agree with Em though, whever I ahve gone to get one they were so expensive. Well my birthday is soon! Great cake as usual!

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    1. I found mine for £6.99 from my Garden Centre, couldn't believe how cheap it was! x

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  5. Wow this looks amazing!! Love the effect from your textured rolling pin. Looks like everyone had a good time :)

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  6. A textured rolling pin? Thats a brilliant buy! I didn't know such a thing existed! What a stunning cake- a huge hit I'm sure! Do you use those dowel rods?

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    1. Thanks :) I just used cake pop sticks for some extra support! X

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  7. This look fantastic! Tiered cakes always look really special and are worth the extra effort.

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