Thursday, 21 January 2010

Happy 2010!!!




Been ages since I've last updated this blog! I have been so busy moving house I just couldn't find the time.

I made this cake for my niece who's born in December 2009. Since we visited them during Christmas I made a Baby Girl com Christmas Cake.
It's not my first time piping cream, but its definitely my first time piping patterned and coloured cream! I guess for the first time this isn't that bad right!

This is actually a Citrus Opera Cake. It's just as heavy as the normal Opera cake, but it went down really well! Some actually had second and third helpings even after a huge Christmas meal! I'm really glad they enjoyed it.


Layer Combo:

Almond Joconde Cake
Orange Syrup
Cinnamon Buttercream
Joconde Cake
Orange Syrup
Lemon White Chocolate Ganache
Joconde Cake
Orange Syrup
Cinnamon Buttercream
Lemon Jelly
Chantilly Cream

I would probably find another chance to train up on my cream piping skill, after my new kitchen is fitted (in March!)


Note:

I've decorated the cake with sugar balls the night before, which is a big mistake as the colours have melted into the cake, lesson learnt!