One thing I like about being in business for myself is that I get to do a little bit of everything…sugar flowers, cupcakes, cookies, and of course carved cakes. Out of everything I do, making carved cakes has to be the most challenging I think. I have basically had to teach myself everything I’ve learned in this arena. I was privileged to take a class from Bronwen Weber a couple years ago, which helped me get inspired to challenge myself even more when it is came to carved cakes. I still feel like I have lots to learn when it comes to these types of cakes, but always learn something new when I make a new cake.
This recent cake was requested from a college student who wanted to surprise his girlfriend, who was a nurse, with a fun cake for her birthday. He wasn’t able to see her on her birthday and thought this would be a great way to show he was thinking of her. When I dropped the cake off it definitely seemed like he accomplished his goal…she was so excited and was beaming with joy! That is why I love making cakes! So without further ado here is the nurse cake!
I took a couple pictures along the way so you could see the process. This cake was chocolate cake with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. I then covered the cake in vanilla swiss meringue buttercream and covered it in pink fondant.
I added some fun details to the cake to bring it to life…a personalized name tag (printed on edible frosting sheets), fondant scissors, a pen, and stethoscope. I painted the metal items with silver lust dust and vodka to make it look more realistic. In this next photo you can see the difference the luster dust makes…
Now for the giveaway…The great people at Martine’s Chocolates sent me over some delicious and adorable chocolates and they wanted to share the fun treats with you too! They are giving away three of their famous chocolate dogs to three of my lucky readers. Definitely check out this website and see all the wonderful gift ideas that they have! To enter the contest all you have to do is tell me which one of their chocolate dogs you love the most! I will announce the three winners Thursday!
Can’t wait to her all of your entries! **Just a note…the winner will receive one of the smaller dogs, but I just wanted to show off a lot of their dogs so you could see their wide selection AND I also wanted to hear which ones were your favorites!