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Monday, August 4, 2014

The tractor factor

So tonight sees my first blog post in 5 MONHTS!! Wow, returning back to Africa after 2 years in South Korea has proven to be quit a whirl-wind. Anyhow, here is a worthwile post to get going again.

A few weeks ago my amazing boyfriend turned the big 30 and i decided to go BIG on the cake. Not any old cake…  layers of decadedent chocolate, carrot and vanilla sponge cake somehow transformed in a ‘cakey' metamorphosis into … a fun, and funky tractor theme cake (:

Needles to say he loved it, and we devoured every little morsel.

A handy TIP is to bake the cakes and then FREEZE them! Yip, you heard me.. When sculpting and molding a cake it is much more maneagable when slightly thawed. 

1. Bake
2. Freeze
3. Cover in buttercream ( a turn table will change your cake making life forever!)

Loving the turn table!

4. Roll out fondant on a surface dusted with cornflour. Drape over the cake, smoothing it out with fondant "paddles"

 5. Here is where it all gets a bit ‘naughty’ (: Spray the fondant with some vodka to give it an extra SHINE and shimmer!

6. CONTINUE so with each layer, until………..voila! We have a  lovely ‘marriage’ of flavours and sorts with John Deere and Massey Furguson strutting their stuff.

So if you are in need of a fun and festive cake for a celebration, FEEL FREE to contact me and I may be able to conjure up a cake or 2 (: or 0814571570

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