We’ve had a very busy week this week, creating this 4-tier vintage birdcage cake. This needed to serve at least 130, as it was being used as the dessert at the wedding. The guests had a choice of four flavours: Vanilla sponge with jam and vanilla buttercream; lemon sponge with lemon curd and lemon buttercream; coffee and walnut sponge with coffee buttercream or raspberry sponge with raspberry conserve and white chocolate ganache! We’ve certainly enjoyed all the off-cuts this week!
We decided to stack the cake at home and then transport the whole thing to the venue in the New Forest. That was one HEAVY cake! I literally couldn’t lift it myself but thankfully, Mr Forest Cupcakes was on hand with his strong muscles 🙂 Luckily we didn’t have too far to drive, but we did drive extra slowly with a big ‘Wedding Cake Onboard’ sign in the car window. There are now about a dozen sugar pearls rolling around in the boot of our car so it was a god job I took spares!
This one is all the work of Mr Forest Cupcakes and I think he did a fantastic job! When the order for a tattoo machine cake came in, I was quick to task him with it! Not that I have anything against tattoo machines, I just have no idea how anything mechanical works and my attempts would have resulted in a square shaped cake with a ‘thingy’ attached! True to form, Hubby did his research and spent a lot of time making all the different little elements. The recipient runs his own tattoo business, and has the rabbit as part of his logo – hence the little pile of rabbit business cards 🙂 This was an 8″ square vanilla sponge (serving 32), air-brushed to give this vibrant blue, and all the elements of this cake (apart from the really pointy bit) were edible!