September 18, 2011

Juliana's Christening!

Soon after delivering a cake earlier today, I rushed home to prepare for a wonderful celebration of our own. My beautiful granddaughter's christening.  Juliana Elisa is daughter to Mel my daughter and Phil my son-in-law and is little sister to my sweet little Jackson. With Mel's hands full with all the preparations I was mostly on my own on this cake for little Jules. With Mel's wonderful patience she did manage to steal some time and bring the flowers and leaves to life with edible dusts.  She highlighted them and once they were finished they took my breath away.  We had decided on the Anne Gedes theme for Juliana's christening cake and the colours we used are what make up Juliana's nursery.

A 10" & 6"  2 tiered cake is covered in a soft green fondant with choc fondant branches adorned by little pink blossoms and leaves.  This was our 1st attempt in making a checker board cake. This is achieved with chocolate & vanilla cakes cut and arranged that when the cake is cut you get a choc/vanilla checker board. If done right it is quite effective and very yummy.

Not bad for our 1st attempt.  Turned out pretty good and this is the second cake this week we actually made and get to eat.

Here are a few more pictures of the cake and not to forget our topper which we are very proud of.  Turned out quite cute and in the true Anne Geddes theme;

The baby is moulded out of gum paste. The flower and leaves are also made from gum paste and with Mel's eye for detail highlighted them beautifully with edible dusting powders and added a little edible glitter to finish it off.

The cross is also made from white gum paste and covered in edible glitter with a little white dove and a centre flower to finish the look.

But the best part of the day was our own little princess Juliana.  She was the perfect little baby as always looking so sweet in her beautiful christening gown.

and of course big brother Jackson is so proud of his little sister,

The day went well and we were even asked for business cards by the owner of the restaurant "Antica Osteria" in Brampton, which is the best Italian food ever!  We even got a cake order for the owner's wife's birthday coming up in October.  All in all a great day!

God Bless you Juliana!  We love you so very much!

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    Just noticed that you hosted a baptism at Antica Osteria. I'm looking into doing one there as well. Just wanted to know if you had a secluded area, booked the whole restaurant, or just mixed into the resturant with other customers? Also, where you able to decorate at all?
    Thank you!