Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Mad Max

This cake was for a sweet lady, Chrysanthe, for her mum's birthday.  The main focus was the sugar figurine of Maxie, a much loved super smart family dog with a comical weakness for balloons.    

This is what Chrys thought of the cake:

Hi Anne,
Just to let you know the cake was a huge success :).   My mum squealed when she saw it, then cried then I thought she was going to pass out.     Maxie was obsessed with the little figurine  of himself and just kept staring at it (and the balloons).  I was greedy and had 2 slices.  It was so good.  I'm not even a huge fan of sponge (sometimes they are too dry). I love Greek cakes which are similar to gateaux. My fiancé's reaction (he who doesn't like cake at all) was "wow this is wonderful ...."     Thank you so much for everything Anne you've been truly amazing.
P.S It's all gone :( 






Maxie loves balloons too much to give them all away and kept one for himself




Friday, 9 August 2013

Japanese Baubles

Japanese style cake baubles are perfect for weddings.  Luxurious, original and so delicate and beautiful when presented as a large group on a stand scattered with fresh flowers or Japanese flower posies such as shown below.  They look quite magical in large numbers on a wedding display.


My Japanese is getting better, we speak English now

 
 

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Hermé Chocolate praline slices

A first try at making Pierre Hermé's really delicious chocolate praline slices. Unfortunately I lost patience at the crucial point of ...