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Birthday Projects – Cake

Katie's 21st Cake

Katie’s 21st Cake

We are in the midst of our annual rush of birthdays, my family has four birthdays in two weeks, and this year we have two special birthdays, my niece’s 21st and my nephew’s 18th.  Busy times.  So I haven’t been doing much drawing this week, but concentrating on another art form.  Cake decorating.

The cake you see is for my  niece’s 21st.  I have done a few cakes, having created them for my friends and families 21st, weddings and a few other special occasions and I really enjoy decorating them.

As you can see this was a double story event and the first chocolate cake I have decorated.  My sister made the very yummy red velvet chocolate cakes, well we had to quality check before icing didn’t we.

Katie's 21 cake 016

work in progress

work in progress

I was fairly happy with how it turned out, but it was a little rushed as we ran out of time getting it ready and I didn’t have as fine an icing tube as I wanted, but the effect was great and no body else saw the faults I saw, then no one else would have had their nose two inches away from it as they iced it.

For those of you not familiar with cake icing, to transfer the pattern onto the cake you draw it onto a piece of paper and use a pin to prick the design through the paper onto the cake, I then drew around it on the white tier to see it better, before I iced it.