Monday, April 26, 2010
I've gone Cameo Crazy - April decorated cake
I've gone Cameo crazy.
All of a sudden it seems everywhere I look there are cute cameo things just begging me to take them or make them and I can't resist.
For Christmas I got myself the gorgeous Peggy Porschen's Cake Chic "stylish cookies and cakes for all occasions" with instructions on these amazing cakes (well hers are a little bit more polished than mine). I got myself the cameo moulds required and yesterday made the cakes and covered them with fondant.
......then today I was having a quick shop at Appletree Grove in Springwood and I came across Robert Gordon's cameo spoon set. Serendipitous shopping or what.
It was a no brainer, those spoons were mine. Although I do feel a bit sorry for the set of bluebird spoons I left behind, those poor little birdies looked like they needed a nice warm home.
Anyway back to the cakes, I am trying to make at least one decorated cake a month whether I need to or not to improve my skills.
This is Whimsical Bakehouse chocolate cake recipe baked in a 30cm X 22cm rectangle tin then cut with oval cutters to make the necessary shapes.
Cover the ovals in buttercream, then rolled fondant (can you believe it I made my own from scratch it actually tastes really good) and then decorate with a black oval and the cameo which is made with a mould and gumpaste.
Now I had trouble finding the moulds in Australia so I had them sent from England from the following site http://www.design-a-cake.co.uk/
Finally a bit of royal icing, some Donna Hay cake bling and a black ribbon.
Viola cameo cakes, just the thing for your next afternoon tea.
Now I just need an excuse to get those darn cute bluebird spoons.