Friday, 15 May 2009

Birthday cakes and brooches

What type of birthday cake do you make a 37 year old architect? A pinata cake complete with chocolate coins of course! Here's something I whipped up this last night and this morning for morning tea at his workplace.



First shot is the finished cake, the second photo is what is underneath the chocolate shell outer. Vanilla buttercake finished with chocolate butter icing. Topped with chocolate coins and choc chips.

The exhibitionist in me was sufficiently pleased with the stares and pointing and oohs and ahhs as I walked down the street in the city when delivering it to my husband's office. Of course you can't cover a cake like that up, just way too much risk of breakage. Well, that was my excuse.

This cake can be found in the Australian Women's Weekly Kids' Birthday Cakes book, the one with the mushroom house cake on the cover. It was as easy as pie to make and super quick.

I've been busy also with my macro setting on my camera, working as best I can with this dull autumny rainy weather. A new range of girls' brooches is destined this weekend for the Silly Gilly store. The full range of colours will be in store this weekend. These are great little gifts for girls or grown up girls. I can even make custom colour combinations at your request.


8 comments:

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

That is an awesome cake - no wonder you wanted to show it off!

CurlyPops said...

Woohoo! That's gotta be the best birthday cake in the whole wide world!

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Cake is fantastic! Have always wanted to try that one, easy you say, we'll see! xox

Jodie said...

Thats a fantastic cake Gilly - how goes the secret project???

Linda said...

gorgeous cake Gillian don't blame you for showing it off! such a sweet brooch too

Nikki said...

I would have walked it around a couple of extra blocks - taken the scenic route - just to show it off. Great cake!

tea and cake said...

Happy Birthday to mr Gillie! That cake looks delish - did you get to taste any?

rousabout studio said...

Gilian, I love that you are brave enough to admit that exhibitionist part of yourself...Pride!!! what an awesome cake....I hope you walked really slow and dipped it to the left and right too!!!!!!!!he he....