Sunday, February 27, 2011

Babushka 1st birthday cake for twins

This weekend I had the pleasure to work on a babushka birthday cake for twin girls. Although I've made this cake before I must say this cake was different, for one it was HUGE, well 43cm tall and 29cm wide in my book is huge lol and the design was fun to do. I was given the above invite as inspiration and this is what I came up with.....

I loved doing all the love hearts, the cape was handpainted while the apron was heart cutouts.

This is the finished product, isn't she cute? I hope the twins like her ;-) I used red satin/vanilla fondant for the red dress (best tasting red fondant I've ever tasted!) and white chocolate fondant coloured pink for the cape and white for the apron.

I know she tastes lovely, caramel mudcake with caramel fudge buttercream icing (I had some off cuts lol) but I am fretting if she will be enough to feed 80 or so people, yikes! Fingers crossed xx



  1. This is gorgeous Leoni, love your blog and amazing work. I wish you have twitter.

  2. I absolutely love babushka dolls! This is so cute, I almost just want one for myself!

  3. Rowaida I do have twitter, I just signed up so I am still trying to work it out :-)
    Here is the link!/callmemarthaa

  4. So glad to have found your blog via Pure Joy Events! We're always on the look out for original ideas we might be able to feature on our Wedding Bistro. Cheers!

  5. Oh, I am in LOVE with this cake. I have adored those Matryoshka dolls ever since my dad made me watch The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe as a kid. Hilarious.

  6. Beautiful cake Leoni. Thanks for stop by my blog, I love your creations, now I am following you in facebook also.

  7. Love it, it's beautiful and so well done.