May 12, 2011

Flower Pot Birthday cake

Mel & I just finished a cake which will be delivered today. It was requested by a friend who's mom is celebrating a birthday today and loves gardening and flowers.  Mel thought a flower pot with flowers would be fitting. So that's what we did.  To get the shape of the pot accurate we actually baked the cake in a clay pot, new one of course.  Well it turned out great except for the fact that it took forever to bake, approx 2 hrs, certainly not your regular timing for baking a cake. The cake requested was our famous chocolate cake...(everyone loves our chocolate cake) and the filling is vanilla mousse with fresh strawberries.  Here's a picture of the cake;

The cake is covered in fondant and oreo cookie crumbs was used for the dirt.  The gloves (Mel's hands) and the trowel are made from fondant, the flowers are gum paste dahlias.  Looks pretty real, huh?  And the dirt is mighty tasty.  Let's hope Maria enjoys her cake.  Feliz anivers├írio Maria!

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