MY BIRTHDAY CAKE!!
One of the things I've been obsessed with lately are tiered wedding cakes. I've been cake-stalking online for so long and as much as I like novelty cakes (a la Planet Cake) I still can't stop going through galleries and galleries of tiered weddings cakes. I became wrapped up with the idea of making one and since I'm not at the level where I consider myself worthy of making a wedding cake for weddings (like Sharon Wee, Faye Cahill and Peggy Porschen...maybe one day *sigh*) I thought why not make one for myself?
No, not for MY upcoming wedding! We've been through this I'm not the one getting married. I decided to make my own 2-tiered birthday cake. Who said tiered cakes are only for weddings, hmm?? I know, I know...it's a little sad making your own birthday cake...but a baker's gotta do what a baker's gotta do to practise. When I attended the Planet Cake cupcake class one of the teachers told us that the way she got into her sugar art career was by making her own birthday cake. People at her party were so impressed they started asking her to make cakes for them. Inspirational, non?
Since I'm a baker-on-a-budget I had to figure out how to put together a tiered cake without having to attend a class. So after weeks of researching online and in baking books I was able to work out the basics of assembling a tiered cake. My bestie bought me the Peggy Porschen Cake Chic book which had instructions on everything from how to bake cookies to assembling a tiered cake! Ahhh bless my bestie's heart.
|oopsy, the tin was smaller than i thought so had to make an extra mini cake.|
which became my afternoon tea- see i told you there are no tears in baking :)
|white chocolate mud cake batter|
I nearly shed a tear as the top tier and bottom tier became one.
I'm not game enough to try fondant yet so I took a bit of inspiration from Faye Cahill's website to finish off the cake with minimal decorations. Enter the pink ribbon from the box of cupcakes my sister had delivered to me a few days ago!