Thursday, 28 February 2013

secret's out

A couple of months ago I got to work on something really exciting. It was all a little hush-hush and I was under strict instructions that I wasn't allowed to post about it until after the press releases... but now, finally, the secret is out! 

On January 5th, my dear high school friend, Bec, who is kind of a big deal (see herehere 
and here) got married! A few months beforehand she asked me to make her a cake to go with her rustic, bush themed wedding. After a series of excited emails we decided on two different flavours: dark chocolate mud and a honey, lavender & white chocolate mud. Here it is as featured in New Idea Magazine.

Believe it or not, this cake took a few days and a whole lotta' butter to make! I baked them, glued them together in pairs with ganache, crumb coated them and boxed them up to make sure they would survive the two hour drive down to the Kangaroo Valley. I whipped up a truckload of thick vanilla buttercream to ice it with (it was an extremely hot day so I made it extra thick to avoid it melting) and armed myself with my trusty palette knife and loaded it all in the car.  My partner-in-baking, Sally, accompanied me for the ride and provided an extra pair of hands in assembling the cake at the venue.  We had our own little bench to work on and the incredible florrie sisters to dress it up with ivy and flowers. 

Isn't she just stunning?

Apart from the magazine shot, all the photos were taken by the incredibly talented Magnus Agren. Click below for some more beautiful shots!

Want more? Head on over to Magnus' website for the full collection!
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