Very simple cake - professional mix chocolate sponge cake, covered with ivory sugarpaste. The plaques were made from modelling/mexican paste (which is a mixture of sugarpaste & flowerpaste) and embossed with designs from Patchwork cutters, then dusted/painted with various edible dusts.
Whilst writing this blog - Katharine has emailed me and chosen cake B.
This is the cake for my granddaughter. The theme for her Birthday party is "High School Musical - Dress to Impress". I decided that High School Musical was too difficult to do - so my daughter came up with the idea of a Nintendo DS cake! Well it is not perfect, but actually looks better in reality than in the photo.
As her Nintendo is pink, I iced the cake in pale pink sugarpaste, and dusted the screens with a mixture of green and silver pearlised dusts, before adding the wording. The cake is the plain professional cake mix.
I hate piping on sponges, as no matter how careful I am I always seem to get a "knuckle" mark on them. Thought I had been very good and not got one this time, but obviously although my elbows were supported, and the cake was tilted as I did the writing I managed to catch the front of the cake! It looks worse on the photograph. because of shadows I suppose - it doesn't actually notice on the cake itself! phew! I don't suppose the children will notice!