This is Stuart.
Stuart is made of sugar.
Be like Stuart, be sweet!
Since Bill is a worldwide sensation, I thought Stuart could join him!
This is my first try on figurines and I’m really happy with the result. Stuart is a new achievement and brand new possibilities. You will see more from his familly soon. Stay tuned 😉
Christmas time may be over, but these beauties can’t go with it!
The original idea came from The Cake Blog, as a holidays gift for coworkers and friends, but I think it is also a great idea for spring/garden parties since you can make virtually any pot flower to go on top (violets and succulents fighting for the second place on my “cutter list”).
The most difficult part is getting the mini flower pot mold. But nothing prevents you to use any other chocolate mold or, if you want to make a larger pot, a mini cupcake tray. (There is also a regular flower pot cupcake tray, but it is quite big…)
- About 1 in (2cm) large;
- Chocolate cake (to make the dirt is just easier);
- Royal icing flower and leaves.
Penny for comparison
I present to you the “mosake” (mosaic cake)!
Me and my better-half celebrate our birthdays on the first days of January and, of course, the dates could not go without a cake.
The original idea was to make a simple cake with a mosaic band in the middle, but it felt wrong. Well not wrong… but little. As I was assembling, it was just too cute to be only a band and I went for the whole thing.
The succulents were a personal challenge. I have been thinking about succulents for a while, since they are everywhere in the (use-to-be-dry-not-anymore…) California, and this was a great match! The colors complement well and they look well placed.
- 6 x 8 in (it was quite tall);
- Orange and chocolate cake;
- White chocolate ganache filling;
- Gumpaste succulents and cords.
Special thanks to Valerie Pradhan, from the Wilton Method, from who I learnt the technique to make this beauty possible.