In this month we are showing a photo of a cake that we have just finished. 5 years ago this customer came to me and said he must have a “Geraldine” cake for his 50th birthday. As he was originally from Trinidad, the whole cake must be on that theme. I read up a lot about Trinidad as to the flag, the flowers, the shape, also the butterfly’s and of course it must have the steel drums.
The board was 24″ square, the cake was 20″ square cut into the shape of Trinidad . All the shells were made using chocolate molds, excellent shapes,Flowers from non toxic paste, the 2 men from modelling paste. The large dolphins were made with sugarpaste using a cookie cutter.
The small cake on top was designed to look like the flag of Trinidad, and my favorite were the butterflies. As I have not used my edible copy machine for at least 7 years, all the ink cartridges were dried so nothing to gain I filled them with air brush colours, and used rice paper which we keep in stock for the paper. I was so happy how they came out. The trouble is it takes 2 people to lift it as it is so HEAVY.
Enjoy the rest of the summer,
Cake of the Month:
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Delicious Summer Dessert:
For the hot Summer nights why not have our cool chocolate dessert with fresh fruit.
1. Using our Pleated Puff Mold – fill with melted chocolate and refrigerate until nearly set (approx. 5 minutes).
2. When set but not hard, remove the mold pulling it away from one end.
3. With the remaining melting chocolate, spread onto parchment paper until nearly set and with a round cutter cut out circles for the stand of the chocolate puffs.
4. Spread a small amount of melted chocolate on the disk and place the shell supporting it until firm.
5. Fill with either ice cream, mousse, non baked cheese cake or whipped cream. Place fresh fruit on top.
6. Place in refrigerator. Dust with gold dust before serving
Your question is very timely as the large cake on this news letter is showing various butterflies.
Butterflies signify peace, tranquility and travel.
– A dedicated printer with edible ink cartridges (Make sure that the printer has not been used with regular ink cartridges)
– Images (that could be Jpeg)
– Rice Paper ( Wafer Paper -0- Grade 8″ x 11″)
– Sharp Scissors
– Royal Icing
1. Select your images and have them ready to print.
2. Insert the rice paper in the printer. Make sure that images print on the smoother side of the rice paper.
3. Remove the printed rice paper and carefully cut the images.
4. Store the images on parchment paper in a zip lock bag to prevent moisture and color changes. Use a book on top to keep the wings flat and avoid curling of the wings.
5. For a more realistic look, carefully bend the butterflies in the middle.
6. Attach to the cake using royal icing.
– Fine stamens can be attached to act as eyes.
– Butterflies can be attached to chocolate sticks to give them height.
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