Thursday, June 12, 2008

Cake time

Here is the latest cake. This was two layers of vanilla sponge, with lemon curd in between the layers, buttercream all over to form a crumb coat, and then rolled fondant all over. The little decorations were fondant too, as is the twisted border at the bottom of the cake. There was no piping or flooding involved. All it took was some cut out shapes, including my new alphabet set. I love them! I'll be using them again. And you'll notice I didn't cover the board with fondant. I just didn't feel like it. However, I missed that finished look, so I'll certainly correct that next time.

12 comments:

Joy said...

Muriel should love it! And who wouldn't?

willow said...

Spectacular, Ace Girl!!! Simply beautiful. I love the way that fondant gives such a smooth appearance. Wow! I could eat a piece of that yumminess right now.

Betsy said...

Yum, yum! :) And beautiful!

Bill Stankus said...

Despite that fact I don't know what fondant is or was flooding does I think it only fair - being we are friends - that you share. I mean, if I had some donuts (hmmm, donuts) I probably would share with you, I think.

Bachelor said...

BPG,
What do you mean it doesn't have that finished look? It's absolutely gorgeous!! and man would I ever like to have a piece of it right now. You need to open up a bakery. Call it Pastries for the Princess.
Have a great weekend!
See ya,
The Bach

Bachelor said...

Ace Girl Spy... beautiful header picture too!!
Sir Bach

Suza said...

Perfection. These colours are so beautiful together and I love the trim. BPG, you are a star baker! I am very jealous of those who got to partake. Next time?? Yum!

Rebecca said...

YUMMY!!!! Lemon Curd and Buttercream? How can it get any better...Hum... served with a cup of hot tea, perhaps?

Dave Coulter said...

I'd be afraid to eat it. Too lovely, lol.... You need to build in some deliberate flaws so us mortals won't be freaked out at the table!

Dr. M. said...

Cake! mmmmm Besides looking fantastic it sounds yummy too. Do you make birthday cakes too? (hint hint)

david mcmahon said...

As a career journalist I have to say - nice typeface ....

And a great cake too.

ABP

Blog Princess G said...

Joy: Well, we all love Muriel, she's a very special person. Thanks for the visit!

Willow, Betsy, Bill, Bach, Rebecca, Suza, Dave, Dave, Dr. M... if I could have saved slices for you I would.

Bach: as for finishing... the usual look is to cover the foil cake board with fondant too, which you will see on other cakes I've shown on this blog. I didn't this time, as I've seen other people leave out that step, and the cake itself wasn't affected, but - boy - did I miss that final touch.