My friend Gretta ordered a cake for her son Sean to celebrate his 13th Birthday, it was a cricket inspired cake and I made it a rainbow cake with strawberry buttercream. I had free creative control of the cake as she didnt really mind what it was going to be... I liked that just fine...it gives me alot of room to imagine whatever I thought I could achieve. I set about baking a bright rainbow cake, two slabs buttercreamed together using my buttercream recipe, dyed green because that was the colour of the cake I had to trim off in order to shape it square.
So i put the square slabs together and brushed the cake with jam syrup to keep it moist and allow the fondant to stick instead of using white choc ganache. It helped to keep the square shape and the sharp corners... it was a well shaped cake after the fondant was applied.
|I added fondant grass and a cricket pitch in lighter green|
then i rolled out the green fondant, ordinarily i would have dyed the fondant the day before but i didnt have time due to family committments so I did no prep work for my fondant this time, but it worked well as the fondant was very soft and i achieved a very smooth finish. Catch 22 there sometimes it can be too soft and its difficut to apply in a slab across the cake.... but i used grease proof paper to flip it over and get an even coverage.... it was also a nice thin layer of fondant because it was nice and soft.... or maybe i'm getting better at it... lordy i hope so.
|I made the grass texture with this cool tool.|
i cut out fence pailings from white fondant and stuck them on the side of the cake with a wet brush
i did the stumps with sandy coloured fondant on skewers stuck into the cake,
|I rolled the skewers on the bench to get them evenly covered in fondant and reduce finger marks|
|little teeth and beads of sweat eyebrows, for detail and grass stains on his knees and a red flush on his face painted on in dyes, shoe laces and eyes done in gourmet pen|
cos i am so fluent in cricket ...not! Mu hubby assured me that it was a funny sign.
lol me. Gretta and ean came to pick up the cake and they were impressed, its a cool cake... i said wait til you cut it, it a rainbow cake.
Gretta sent me these pictures from when they cut the cake, and you can really see the rainbow effect!
|great colours and you can see how lovely and thin the fondant turned out!|
|it was a hit!|