I’ve been taking a break from baking novelty cakes to concentrate on my new business PrintCakes.co.uk (more on that in the previous post), but this cake was for a regular customer and I couldn’t say no. Especially as I had made her daughters 16th and 18th birthday cake, and this new commission was to do her 21st!
The brief was to create a sophisticated New York themed birthday cake for her daughter who was visiting the big apple to buy her dream handbag, the Gucci Marmont!
So before I waffle on forever, here is the cake!
The cake was a 10″ victoria sponge, and the handbag on top was also made from carved cake. The New York Skyline was cut from Squires Kitchen black flower paste using a scalpel knife, following a template I made. The apple was made from rice crispy treats and covered in sugar paste.
I ordered a handbag chain mould for the cake but the bad weather held up the delivery and so I had to make it by hand. This created a great effect, but it took a lot longer to do as each chain link was individually made. They were cut using small circle cutters, then linked together with edible glue. It was also quite delicate as really it should have been left to dry over night, but there just wasn’t time! Once it was finished I dusted it with gold lustre.
Thankfully the customer loved the cake, as did her daughter. I really hope you like it too, let me know what you think!
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