Daily Top 3 - Apr 18, 2013

Plain 'n' Simple 2-tier Christening Cake

It took less than a day to do this, including the toppers and flowers, board, the lot.

They were quite specific with their instructions i.e. a plain, simple, smooth, quiet cake with nothing fussy about it and with piped icing instead of ribbon round the bottom of the cakes. I hope I achieved that!

The lady who ordered this asked for the cake to be similar to one I made last year which they had seen in my albums, with the same sugarpaste blue ‘woollie’ booties and little white teddy. I added a small sprig of spring flowers to bring in a little additional colour. The ribbon through the booties, label and teddy is real. Although it is possible to make fine ribbons from sugarpaste, they are so fragile and make it difficult to keep the toppers as keepsakes without breakage.

The top tier is a 7" fruit cake which they provided (was the top tier from their wedding cake). I stripped and re-marzipanned it a a few weeks ago.

The bottom tier is 12" Chocolate fudge cake, three layers with chocolate ganache icing in between and white ganache under the blue fondant.

There was also a 10" square victoria sponge with buttercream and raspberry jam as a separate cutting cake.

Thank you for looking :)
xx

'It Always Seems Impossible Until It is Done' Nelson Mandela http://www.facebook.com/CakesByFifi

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Lucy at Bedlington Bakery ...

Beautiful xx love the effects on the booties xx

Pauline Soo - Pauline Bakes The Cake! ...

Lovely! The simple design, clean lines and soft colors of this cake gives me a serene and peaceful feeling! Love it!

Fifi's Cakes ...

oh thank you so much! what lovely ladies. I worry about plain cakes…. nowhere to hide!! :) xx

Joyliciouscakes ...

Oh Fifi!! How lovely is that!! Love the clean n neat look of this cake!! To be honest, the simple it is the tougher it gets… but u’ve done it so beautifully!! Love the little booties too!! So adorable!! Xxx

Kaye ...

hahaha Cake Wonder Woman Strikes again !!! xxx

Fifi's Cakes ...

thank you Joy for your lovely words and Kaye! much appreciated!! I like that :) Wonder Woman :) nice one!
xx

Sugar Rose Cakes ...

Soo…pretty

Goreti ...

It is perfect. It has just enough details to make it beautiful. I am sure that the recipient was absolutely thrilled. I know I would be.

Fifi's Cakes ...

thank you so very much Ino and Goreti!! I must admit I was afraid it would be too plain (even though it is what they asked for!) but she was really delighted when she picked it up. She was also looking forward to the chocolate cake (which after all is the most important part really!).

It was a strange exprience stripping and re-marzipanning their wedding cake for the top tier. I felt priviledged in some way … does that make me very odd??!
xx

Pauline Soo - Pauline Bakes The Cake! ...

Not odd but nostalgic? :)

Fifi's Cakes ...

yes, I am Pauline! saddo …. lol! xx

Toni (White Crafty Cakes) ...

Nothing plain about this cake! I love it! The booties are so adorable!!

Fifi's Cakes ...

aw thank you so very much Whitecrafty!! :) so glad you like the little booties! :) xx

Ana Remígio - CUPCAKES & DREAMS Portugal ...

HO!! FIONA!!! How lovely is that!! Just LOVE your booties!!! I agree with Toni, Nothing plain about this cake!!! GORGEOUS!!! xxx

Fifi's Cakes ...

hello Ana! wow what lovely words!! thank you lovely lady!!!

Here was I thinking that no-one would give this cake a second glance and yet you all are saying how lovely it is!! I am so very, very touched and AMAZED and encouraged. You have no idea!! thank you all so, so much!! xx

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