Friday, 23 March 2012

A birthday present

Cake decorated as a present

I baked and iced this cake for my friend Robyn's birthday party at Kettner's in Soho. It's based on a design from Peggy Porschen's Pretty Party Cakes which is one of my favourite cake decorating books. The original design uses a green bow and pink spots but I much prefer these more grown up shades of purple.

The bow is made from regular supermarket sugarpaste with some added Tylo powder to make it stiffer. In fact it was so stiff I struggled to roll out the paste and resorted to using the pasta machine - which was actually really effective at creating a ribbon of consistent thickness. The ribbon is dusted with some edible lustre dust to create the shimmery effect.

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