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There was a lot of e-mailing back and forth regarding a dedication cake for baby Sydney. Eventually, we settled on a design that mashed together several images found online.
The chocolate cake was gluten-free, covered in dark chocolate ganache, then pink fondant. The cake was flourless, but contained a lot of chocolate, making it super rich. All the decorations were made with a fondant/gumpaste mix.
Sydney's mom was so impressed with the finished product, she requested to have a secondary fruitcake decorated. I kept it simple, as I had a short time to complete it. The embossing was highlighted with pearl lustre dust and the I wrapped a frilled fondant ribbon around the base of the cake.
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Mickey Cake Pops
Cute little Mason turned 2! He is a fan of Mickey, hence a Mickey-themed party happened. I made chocolate cake pops (chocolate cake + vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream + dipped in dark Belgian chocolate + dipped in coloured moulding wafers). These favours took me FOREVER to complete... the orange and yellow chocolate decided to not have the proper viscosity (not thin enough), so I only managed one cake pop for those colours. I have great respect for all the cake artists that use the chocolate medium, because I had such a tough time and can't imagine it being my choice of decorating. I am so happy the guests loved it (they were eyeing it when it first showed up).
Happy 2nd Birthday, Mason!