I made this wedding cake two weeks ago along with 80 trays of chocolate brownies. The cake was a daunting task, more so because it was my own silliness, however, bride and bridegroom was happy with the end result and only the top two cakes survived for their first wedding anniversary. The rest of the cake has been eaten up by just the aunties and close family.
Initially it was suppose to be red roses then Amilee suddenly had this brainchild of utilizing green carnations with red berries and so the mad rush began to find someone to be able to get me those carnations.
The Bottom Tier - Semolina Cake and Carrot and Mixed Nuts
The bottom tier is Semolina Cake, the next is Carrot and Mixed Nuts, third tier was the headache of them all, Chocolate Cake!
Top Three Tiers Rich Fruit Cake
I swear I will never do chocolate cake again because the chocolate cake recipe I have is too soft to be tiered so I had to use 8 pillars to hold the next 14 kilos of Fruit Cake which made up the rest of the cake. I prayed so hard the cake would not fall and even told the dancers who were jumping on the stage off because everytime she jumped and moved wildly, so did the wedding cake. Alas all went well.
All the best Arun and Amilee.
You know how hard it is to make cakes for men, and as they grow older it gets harder and harder. In fact I think making a cake for a guy is most stressful.
Well we found a perfect solution for Bloke Cakes.
This is Hafiq’s first foray into cake decorating and he did a mighty good job with it. The cake was a Hantaran cake for his sister’s engagement and I am sure in the beginning she would have had butterflies in her stomach as Hafiq has never made a cake in his life and then he produced this.
I think it is work of art. And by the way the flowers are hand made as well. He took two days to make those flowers and trust me it was a lot of work. Gum Paste is not easy to work with as he found out with our constant temperature changes we had during the weekend.
The Sujee Cake (Semolina Cake) was covered in fondant and the and then he
A bare cake just before the details were added
added the details to it.
So anyone need a Bloke Cake, well here is out first and there will be many more Bloke Cakes to come.
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Tagged A Tuxedo Cake, Bloke Cakes, Cakes for Guys, Chef Nicholas Pillai, Fabulously Sinful - Gourmet Foods, Fondant Icing. Gum Paste, Handmade Roses, Hantaran Cake, Nicholas Pillai, Semolina Cake