This past weekend was definitely a crazy one for me! I had a cooking class for 16 people at my church Rockharbor on Thursday night, an order for 135 Monogram wedding cake cookies on Saturday morning and a wine party for 20 people that I catered and did the cake for on Saturday night. Lets just say I got about 4 1/2 hours sleep Friday night… Anyways, everything turned out great for the most part, but unfortunately I didn’t get as many pictures of my food as I wanted to. The one thing I did get some pictures of was the Mona Vie Wine Bottle Cake I did for the dinner party. Mona Vie isn’t really wine, but rather a health/energy drink that the clients I did the party for sell. The juice comes in a wine bottle though, so I thought it would be fun to do an actual “Mona Vie” cake for them. The cake was a chocolate cake with chocolate mousse and raspberries and have a chocolate buttercream frosting. As you can see, I stacked the cake in rectangles pretty high and then carved a wine bottle shape into the first layer of cake. I then covered the cake in buttercream and covered the wine bottle with fondant. The sides of the cake were made with modeling chocolate, so that the cake looked like it was sitting in a wine crate. The packaging was made out of white chocolate shavings. Overall, I was pretty happy with my first wine bottle cake and am excited to get another chance to make one. Hope you enjoy the photos!
Here are some photos of the beginning.
Here are two more photos of the finished product.