Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Chocolate Birthday Cake and Fairy Toadstools

So, recently I made my first cake to be iced in chocolate fondant, I made chocolate plastic and mixed it with regular fondant to make my paste. It was fab to work with although it seemed to get little hairline cracks in the icing much easier than normal fondant but the warmth of my hands smoothed them out so easily. What I loved about the chocolate paste was that the cake smelled amazing even when covered, my family were all desperate to eat it, unfortunately it wasn't for us!

Between all the baking we've been on some beautiful family walks recently, we're so lucky to live in such a beautiful place and in autumn it really comes to life. The leaves are starting to transform into a million shades of brown, while crunching through the fallen ones my daughter found a fairy toadstool, she was enchanted by it. The proper name for it is a Fly Agaric, they really are so vibrant and pretty.

Hope you're enjoying the autumn sunshine too xx


  1. Im absolutely loving the cake pretty new in the cake decorating area and actually and doing a cupcake decorating course at Bea's of Bloomsbury in London this coming monday..exciteddddd.
    Look fwd 2 seeing some more decorations and tips for amateurs like me

  2. I do take my - err - hat off to you. I'd never have the patience to do something like that, but it looks amazing. Did you make the flowers too?

  3. Good luck with the course, what an amazing place to be studying, you'll be making couture cupcakes in no time!

    I did make the flowers, they're only simple ones, I'll post some more elaborate ones soon.

    Thank you both for your lovely comments x

  4. What a lovely lovely cake!! Well done, superb job!!