Sunday, March 17, 2013
Kokeshi Japanese doll cake
She is an excellent baker so making the perfect cake for her was a little stressful (!) and I have to confess this is the second time I had to bake a cake as the first recipe (different one) I tried was unsuccessful. I honestly thought my oven wasn't working properly until I realised it was the new pan I was using that was giving me issues. I usually have cake pans that are non-stick and darker in colour and this was silver coloured and I forgot they bake a little differently. Anyway, I managed to make it a success the second time around by adjusting the temperature in the oven so all is good!
This is an orange cranberry butter cake and is soo sooo good. I will leave you with the recipe in the next post as I think you will enjoy it. Luckily I made another batch with cupcakes, so we have been enjoying it all week. Yum!
Here is the cake all decorated with the Kokeshi dolls. I made a couple of extra ones, and at first I thought I could fit them all onto the cake but they kept falling off as they were too close to the edge so I went with only three. They are all made of fondant and were really fun to do. I just printed out pictures from the net to get an idea of what I wanted to do and then came up with these.
The little cherry blossom flowers are made with a PME flower cutter set and for the rope border at the bottom I used my extruder gun with the three round holes joined together and just twisted the strands. You can do this without the extruder gun by rolling a couple of fondant logs and then twisting them together. The letters are cut with a Patchwork alphabet cutter set.
Thank you, Diane. I hope you enjoyed your little present. :)