Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy 2nd birthday Liandra

It was my youngest daughter Liandra's 2nd birthday today so to celebrate the special occasion my other girls chose the fruit fairy cake from Debbie Brown's Enchanting magical cakes book. I had a lot of fun making this cake, the body of the cake was cookies and cream madeira filled with chocolate ganach. The easiest items to make was the actual fairies themselves and I had a few hairy moments baking the two halves of cake. My 1st cake (made in a pyrex bowl) didn't cook, even after 4 hrs in the oven it was still raw so I pulled it out and tried again. The 2nd attempt was made using a metal mixing bowl and it turned out perfectly, I did have some trouble applying the fondant. Debbie makes it look super easy in her book but trust me covering a round object in fondant is far from easy! I ended up with a few small creases at the base of the cake which I hid with grass ;-)
Close up of the blackberry fairy, the gloss you can see was achieved by applying edible confectioners glaze, love that stuff!


Close up of the tangerine fairy. All up a fun cake to make which was a challenge but not so difficult that you'd throw in the towel in frustration. Liandra loved it, which is what counts the most in the end.




5 comments:

  1. Oh my word, that is an amazing cake, you are one very VERY talented lady! Very jealous!

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  2. Very cute cake, nice work. I was lucky enough to attend a Debbie Brown Workshop last weekend here in Brisbane, she was so lovely and her books are great.

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  3. Leoni - Im speechless. What a beautiful cake - you are going to have trouble topping this years cakes next year!! I cant wait to see them :)

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  4. I love your blog! You have really done an amazing job on your projects!

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  5. thank you everyone, had fun making it too

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