Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Hugh's baptism cake

This is the baptism cake I made for my nephew, little baby Hugh. I made the baby and the two cakes a few days before hand. I also had the soft fondant done and coloured, so I wouldn't take too long assembling it right before the baptism dinner.

The cakes were chocolate mud cake for the top tier and caramel mud cake for the bottom one. Mud cake is really heavy and moist, but I think I still prefer the fudgy brownie cake recipe. The truffle mixture for the filling between layers was too sweet. I think I'll stick to dark chocolate ganache next time or maybe try chocolate mousse. I still intend to explore and try different cake recipes until I find all the ones I like.

Anyway, I covered the cakes with blue soft fondant and stacked them. I put ribbons around the bottoms. I could've sworn I had solid white ribbons, but I only had this gauzy, silvery, white one. It turned out okay, but I think solid white would've looked great. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to rush out and buy some though.

I cut a crinkle circle of white fondant and made it into a doily by indenting the scallops and poking hole patterns with a bamboo skewer. I placed the baby on top and wrote 'God Bless Baby Hugh' with white fresh cream.

It looked great.. now I'm really hooked and counting down to the next birthday...

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