Wednesday, June 6, 2007

The land down under, mate!

Just finished these earlier today!!

Each of these cakes were ordered for a going away party. The party this person is for is transferring to Australia so the customer requested these cakes specifically. She sent me the pictures and asked that I copy them. So, that's what I did!

Surprisingly, these cakes went off without a hitch. Usually I have some sort of small crisis or power outtage but not this time!

The boomerangs are vanilla cakes with both chocolate and vanilla icings. The kangaroo is a FBCT (frozen buttercream transfer) and I piped the snakes on free-hand. (really hard, I know) I made the wood-effect on the edges of the boomerangs by using two different tones of chocolate and swirling them together. I then smoothed the area(s) with my spatula dipped in hot water, so as to smooth the whole thing out. This cake wasn't necessarily HARD, it just took a really long time. I worked on it pretty much all day today (just decorating it) but it came out nicely and I'm pleased with it, so it was worth it.

The kangaroo crossing sign is a chocolate cake with vanilla icing. The kangaroo on this sign is a FBCT as well. (yay for new techniques!) I used two silver dragees on the top and bottom of the sign to resemble screws. This was was definitely one of the easiest cakes I have done. Very simple and looks exactly like what it's supposed to!


Jessica said...

These turned out great!

Lindsey said...

Those are awesome!

cupcaketastic said...

They look great, haven't tried the whole frozen bc transfer yet.

Frosted Garden said...

I was totally going to ask you if these looked accurate or not, they made me really nervous. I did a search for "boomerang," "kangaroo crossing," "kangaroo" and "Australia" (on cakecentral and wilton's site) and pretty much NOTHING came up.

Anyway, thanks for the comments girls!

landa said...

These look great! You did an awesome job.

Jeanine Eckert said...

Hello, I was wondering if you could tell me how you did the friends are moving to Australia, and I'd love to try to make a cake like this (although I don't have your skills!). Thanks!