On returning from my little overseas holiday I had to hit the ground running and get my little kitchen warmed up again. It was quite possibly the oddest brief I had ever received:
- Chocolate cake with hazelnut buttercream filling
- 2 golden pineapples (top halves only)
- Happy 21st Birthday Emma written in gold
- After initially requesting an ocean blue coloured cake with gold details, later saying -
"The client does not like fondant, does she have to have fondant, she would much prefer just brown choc buttercream with gold writing, the gold can be in fondant"
Owwwwkay - so I gather that you don't want fondant then?
I asked the function coordinator twice whether the party themed (tropical/hawaiian etc) but I was told that there was no theme and that "however you do the pineapples will be fine"... so I decided to put my efforts into making the best gold pineapples I could!
|Does anyone else think it looks like a giant cheesy grin with huge torpedo eyes??|
Once I put the pineapples together I oversprayed them with a Wilton gold spray, which was actually a lot paler a shade of gold than I expected.
|This pic taken with flash so you can the gold shimmer|
I used some old modelling (dark) chocolate to cover the cake board. This modelling chocolate was so stiff I could barely get it through my pasta roller without it cracking and breaking but somehow I managed to make it work.
Anyway, despite a lot of little imperfections (scrape marks etc), I'm still pretty pleased with how sharp I got my corners.