Saturday, March 20, 2010

Baboushka/Matryushka Doll cake

This week I was asked to make a Baboushka cake for a 4th birthday party and boy did I have fun making it! I baked a large rectangular white mudcake which I shaped into a doll and iced with vanilla buttercream and fondant. A garret frill cutter was used for the "broderie anglaise" frill on the apron and the name was painted on with edible paste colour, background stippled white polka dots. The rest of the cake was handpainted in floral and polkadot design.
I had a pretty nerve wracking moment when the edible transfer paper didn't want to co-operate while trying to trace the name onto the apron (paste was still too soft) so instead I had to scribe the name on before hand painting in the letters. My hands were shaking so badly I had to take a tea break before resuming the painting lol

5 comments:

  1. Well Miss Leoni, you HAVE been busy! This looks fabulous!

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  2. OMG I love your stuff, but this cake is just amazing! I wish I was int he same city so that you could make me a cake too :D

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  3. This is absolutely amazing Leoni! I love it, it is perfect!

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  4. I absolutely LOVE the Baboushka Cake!!! i have never seen anything like it.You are a star! When will you be coming back to Sydney? We need you here.

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