Before I fell in love with fabric, my first hobby was cake decorating. After a couple of classes, I was hooked and had bought every cake decorating tool under the sun. But then I discovered it was easier to pack away fabric rather than wash up a kitchen full of cake tins!
So the cake decorating stopped and I bought a sewing machine and the rest is history. I did however pull my tins out this week and made a delicious chocolate mud cake for my cousin Kristy’s birthday. Kristy wanted a cake she had seen on the Couture Cake Classes website. I was afraid I’d lost my cake decorating skills…but I’m pretty happy with how it turned out….and it was a FUN cake to make!
Firstly the cake was covered in chocolate ganache to prepare it for the fondant.
Then I whipped out my Kitchen Aid pasta attachment (for the first time!) to help roll out the pink and white stripes to the same thickness.
And finally a candle on top for the finishing touch, and some matching camellias from the garden.
Now my little girl wants one for her birthday!