Graduation Cake

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I recently graduated and made a gluten free sponge cake with vanilla buttercream for the occasion. I used the silverwood multisize cake pan to make two 8 by 6 inch rectangles. I was slightly disappointed with the way the cake turned out but it was my first attempt at making a book cake so I know where to improve in the future. I would definitely try adding gum powder to the fondant next time in order to increase it’s strength. I also think the fondant for the cover needs to be thicker. Although I wasn’t pleased with the look of the cake, everyone seemed to enjoy the taste!

Update

A few of my most recent cakes and bakes.
Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cake

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21st birthday cake

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Christmas cake

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Candy cane and snow flake macaroons

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Ice cream cone cupcakes

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These were also made for the wedding mentioned in my previous post. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get a better photo as there was so much going on! This is a good food recipe and can be found here They were a big hit especially with the kids. I did slightly alter the buttercream recipe, adding more icing sugar. I also cut the flakes in half as they weren’t quite in proportion to the cake.

Two tier chocolate wedding cake

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My parent’s friends got married a few weeks ago and I was asked to make the cake. This was my first time making a wedding cake and it got pretty stressful at times! The bottom tier is a 3 layer, 9 inch cake made using the Martha Stewart ultimate chocolate cake recipe. The cake is covered in a dark chocolate ganache and dark chocolate cigarillos. The top tier is a 3 layer, 7 inch wheat free sponge cake. The cake is covered in a layer of lemon curd and white chocolate buttercream. The cake was a big success and the lemon and white chocolate layer proved the most popular!

Hockey Jersey Cookies

Hockey Jersey Cookies

Nottingham Panthers jersey cookies.

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