Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Kates 1st Birthday cake

As is usually the way, things don't always turn out the way you planned. I had initially thought Stiletto Studio would mostly do parties and dessert tables, but it turns out the most popular thing - at least starting out - is cakes! So I taught myself how to make them, how to tier them, how to cover them in fondant, and voila! Now cakes are what I advertise the most (and let's be honest, what I EAT the most... :))

This is undeniably my favourite cake so far. I planned it over a few months, but as is usually the way with me, didn't really know how it would turn out until the day. Luckily, cute little 1 year old Kate LOVED it! What a cutie pie.

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There were three parts to it - the main feature was a two tiered mud cake, plus vanilla cupcakes, and a sponge "smash cake". The smash cake was rainbow colours, since I figured that'd look all cute and mushy if it really WASH smashed

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Plus y'know, it looks purdy :)

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Started well, didn't drop anything, didn't have a break down, didn't run OUT of anything, even the icing went on the way I told it to! I'll let the photos tell the story:

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Happy Birthday to Kate!

This week I'm working on some mini cupcakes for Kates mum, then a book club party, Christmas picnic night out, and a late Thanksgiving party the weekend after!

- B xx

15 comments:

  1. Holy cats! That's adorable! Very well done. :)
    It's almost a shame to think it'll all be eaten.

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  2. these are so adorable!!! you definitely have talent :)

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  3. These are adorable babe!!!
    I haven't had enough courage to start fondant decorating yet =D will defo try soon.

    anyway I'm adding u to my blogroll.. is that ok with u?

    Mariska
    http://thebakingdummy.blogspot.com/

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  4. Claire - Hehe, I agree. Luckily I wasn't there to see it demolished!

    LaceyRee - Thanks chick!

    Mariska - thank you! Fondant is seriously not as hard as it looks - like playdough! Go and buy some and just play with it!

    And absolutely! Thank you!

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  5. Ummm your cakes blow mine out of the water..... lol.

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  6. What a gorgeous looking cake. The pictures on your other posts are quite inviting too...you're making me crave for crazy desserts =)

    I'm following you back girl....will be tuning in regularly for sure =)

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  7. Beautifull. The colors inside the cake are amazing...thanks for finding my blog and I will be following yours as well! :)

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  8. i always wanted to make a colorful cake like this!! Someone at my work made cupcakes like these and they were a huge hit. Everything looks fantastic.

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  9. These are adorable! I'm in love!

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  10. That cake is so fantastic!! I absoutely love it!

    Thanks for the follow!

    http://epicureanenthusiast.blogspot.com/

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  11. Oh wow! This is truely lovely! I love your blog! I can't wait to see more!

    Btw thank you so much for stopping by mine.
    Krystle B.

    www.tanasantana.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow!! This is AMAZING!! :) I'm your number 1 fan now. LOL. I don't think I would be able to eat any of that because it's too pretty. You do great work. :)

    P.S. How long did it take for you to make all of this??

    <3 Ash

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  13. OMG!! This is so beautiful! I would be so thrilled if I could make something like this!

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  14. Very cute, but I was desperately wanting to see how the rainbow smash cake during the smashing :)

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  15. Super adorable Cakes! :) Amazing!

    -Mia
    http://miafied.blogspot.com

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