I’ve been up to my eyes in cake this last week!
First was an entry into the Threadcakes competition. I’ve been wanting to make this baby Godzilla dinosaur cake, based on a Threadless shirt design, for a while and finally found the motivation (and time) to do it.
I baked a couple of test cakes and found a delicious madeira recipe (which I tweaked to make it an orange madeira cake) that was perfect – delicious, moist and something I could carve into. It was a lot of work, but I think I did well for my first sculpted cake. More details and photos can be found on my Threadcakes entry.
The other cake was for a friend’s grandaughter’s third birthday party. The wee girl wanted a yellow castle cake and I decided to add Rapunzel into the mix.
The main cake was a dense banana cake (I think I’ll use another recipe next time), and the skinny tower was a chocolate roll. Both are filled with a delicious butter cream. The skinny tower gave me troubles as it started leaning and sagging a bit – oh dear. The top tower was also a challenge to cover.
Just a bit of practice to better my cake decorating skills. I have lots to learn still!