An elegant & pretty beach themed cake with matching cupcakes was chosen by this customer for her 2st birthday celebration.
She was having an all white theme to her party I think this cake & the cupcake will have complemented it very well.
It was a 10" round cake (approx 35 regular serves), & was 3 layers of 'Midnight Delight' (dark chocolate mud cake) with a rich chocolate ganache filling. It was also coated in the same ganache followed by a very thin coating of white chocolate ganache (this is done when the fondant covering will be such a light colour so that the dark chocolate colour is not visible though the fondant therefore distorting the colour). The final finish was an ivory marshmallow fondant.
I hand made all of the shells, frangipanis & other decorations using sugar modelling paste & finished them with edible petal & lustre dusts.
As you can see I added a 21 inside the pearl shell instead of a pearl & you can't really see what they are in the photo but there are lots of little 21's lying in the bottom of the shell.
I continued this idea of the pearl shells for the young ladies name & because of this naturally I went with a pearl border for the cake. You can also see here the edible fake sand I made to place on the cake board.
For the accompanying 3 dozen cupcakes she chose 'Killer Chocolate' (chocolate butter sponge) cake with a silky cookies & cream flavoured Italian meringue buttercream.
She wanted all frangipanis for the toppers for the cupcakes & asked for the pink coloured ones not pure white & yellow type. As always I handmade all of these but it was a real challenge at the moment as is hitting 100% humidity at times for days on end as we are in the wet season here now & sugar flowers do not like humidity!
I used some more of the edible fake sand as sprinkles for the cupcakes to further tie them I with the cake.