Friday, February 5, 2016
Pink and gold celebration cake
I'm moving house which is quite a big thing after living in the same place for 16 years and has not left me a lot of time to post here on the blog.
Eeeek, the stuff I have accumulated over that time ...... It was hard at first but it actually feels good to let go of so many of those things.
So to celebrate (and use up some of my supplies so I don't need to move them) I decorated a cake.
Ok y'all know I pretty much make a cake to celebrate the opening of a letter, but that's a good thing right?
This cake is fondant covered with edible gold then rough buttercream, sixlets and pearls and a single macaron up on top.
It's elegant and beautiful but still a bit fun and you aren't quite sure what is hiding inside. (I recommend either Cookies and Cream Cake or Strawberry Layer Cake)
Because my gold was not on transfer sheets it is a bit textured, which looks great with the added layers of buttercream applied with an offset spatula.
This cake is perfect for hiding any little imperfections on the cake while still managing to look perfectly put together.
Anyhoo I best go pack some more boxes and take some stuff down to charity.
Linda Vandermeer is a blogger, baker, maker and author of the Children's cookbook Sweets on a Stick: More Than 150 Kid-Friendly Recipes for Cakes, Candies, Cookies, and Pies on the Go! Published in the USA in 2011 the book is still available at Amazon and many online bookstores.
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