Well, I am sticking to my word and posting for the third time this week…I know…it really can’t be true, but by golly I did it! (I might even try for four posts…I don’t want to get ahead of myself though). This cake was requested by a client of mine for their little boy’s first communion. I sent them a bunch of inspirational photos of cakes that I liked and they fell in love with a design from the Pink Cake Box. Normally I always try to do original designs for the most part, but I also loved their cake design and so I went with the basic look, but added my own little Sweet & Saucy touch to it. Overall I was really happy with how it turned out and I wanted to share a couple details of it with you!
The color scheme was shades of brown, light gold/tan, and white so we decided to color the fondant a light brown shade. The cake was buttermilk cake with lemon cream and fresh raspberries and chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and espresso kahlua cream cheese frosting.
Then I printed the message on edible frosting sheets and applied it to a thin piece of fondant. Then I applied it to the cake. To add a little extra detail I piped on white royal icing dots for the border.
The main detail of the cake was the Bible and rosary necklace. I made the Bible out of carrot cake and iced it with a thin layer of buttercream and then added a strip of fondant for the “pages”. I used a scoring tool to make the page marks.
I then added the “cover” of fondant to the Bible. I again used the edible frosting sheets for the print out of “Holy Bible”. I placed it on a piece of light brown fondant and used a scoring tool to make the etching pattern and royal icing for the mini dots.
I then made the edible sugar necklace and attached a tiny cross to the bottom of it. I laid it on top of the Bible and let it fall down the cake slightly. To add a little more detail to the cake I used small round circle cutters to add some dots around the tiers and then piped royal icing dots. Lastly I sprayed the whole cake with luster dust and viola…it was done!
Now I couldn’t leave without sharing some recent photos of the dessert studio. The hubby and I stopped by today to check out the paint job and I was in the “posing” mood so I grabbed the camera and gave it to him so he could take photos of me modeling my recent kitchen improvements!
The walls all were painted…everything white, except for in my office I wanted 3 out of the four walls painted grey. The color scheme in there is grey, yellow, and white.
Here are some more shots inside the bakery part of it.
The flooring gets done tomorrow! I am going with the polished concrete look…think modern, vintage-like!
And last, but not least is a photo of my amazing assistant! I wanted to introduce her to you and publicly thank her for making my life SO much easier! You’re the best Louisa!
Thanks for stopping by the blog! Hope you have a fabulous week!