My friend wanted to give her son’s nursery carers a parting gift but was stuck for ideas. So here’s a cake I made for her – all gift wrapped and ready to eat!
The cake itself is a chocolate sponge filled with chocolate buttercream icing. I have covered it with chocolate flavoured sugar paste icing and stuck some round cut outs in shades of pink and purple as this is a cake for girls.
Normal sugarpaste cannot hold its shape very well, so for the bow on top, I went for flowerpaste instead. I was able to get a neat little bow & give the cake a little bit of height too.
I made about 10-12 loops from flowerpaste strips and assembled them on a small disc one layer at a time. This is a technique I had used before with pulled sugar.
I am pleased to report that it worked in this case too!