Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Cute little monogram cakes for a couple of cute girls.
These cakes were inspired by the Cameo cakes I made. As gorgeous as they were, they were not suitable for everyday eating. Just a bit too much fondant.
.....and I do need to eat cake everyday, so this is something I can easily manage.
These cakes are ovals cut from a large slab of Whimsical Bakehouse chocolate cake.
Cover the cakes with a thin layer of Italian Butter cream as a crumb coat and refrigerate until firm. Cover with a second layer ensuring that it is as smooth as possible. An offset spatula is good to use.
Cut out a fondant oval and place on the cake.
Decorate with royal icing. Now if I am decorating something small like this I don't want to mix up a big batch of icing. So I use the powdered premix and just mix up a small quantity, you just mix it with water - so easy! You can pick it up from cake decorating supply shops and sometimes my local spotlight has it in stock.
Pop into a piping bag and decorate with small dots around the fondant oval and write the name onto the oval (eeek how awful is that writing - must practice more)
Finally I used a little Donna Hay cake bling (white dots) around the edge and finished with a black satin ribbon.
There you have it cute monogram cakes just the right size to share.