When a client asks for a Signature Cake I really try to make each one individual and unique. The basic structure of each Signature Cake remains common, for example they all comprise of cake layers sandwiched with buttercream, smooth iced and then decorated. But it is in the decorations that I try to add a unique touch. Often this needs to be communicated to the client and so I resort to sketches. Now please let me make it very clear – I am not an artist and these are very rough sketches but I am rather pleased to see that my ideas, however roughly mapped onto paper, have translated quite well into the final cakes.
Signature Chocolate Shop Cake.
Flavour: Chocolate and Raspberry
Cake: Chocolate Velvet Cake layers, sandwiched and covered with Chocolate Heritage Buttercream.
Decorations: Raspberry Meringue Rose Lollipops, Chocolate Discs with sprinkles and Raspberry bits, Lindt Raspberry Sensations and Chocolate Drip.
Signature Ice Cream Parlour Cake.
Flavour: Classic Vanilla
Cake: Vanilla Velvet Cake layers, sandwiched and covered with Vanilla Heritage Buttercream.
Decorations: Ice Cream Dropped Cone made of a cake ball ice-cream and wafer cone, a Cupcake Shake made of a vanilla cupcake with buttercream and chocolate, topped with a jelly cherry and straws, Cupcake Sundae made of cupcake layers in a sundae cup with buttercream and Chocolate Drip topped with a jelly cherry and spoon and finally a mini buttercream wafer cone on the side. Rainbow sprinkles and buttercream swirls finish it all off with a sprinkling of colour.
Signature Cakes with Character – Merry Monster
Flavour: Chocolate and Orange
Cake: Chocolate Velvet Cake layers, sandwiched and covered with Orange Curd Condensed Milk Buttercream.
Decorations: Furry buttercream coating, chocolate mouth and topped with marshmallow stalk eyes with Candy eyes and buttercream hair oh and hairy eyeballs LOL!
Signature Candyland Cake
Flavour: Vanilla Velvet
Cake: Vanilla Velvet Cake layers, sandwiched and covered with Vanilla Condensed Milk Buttercream.
Decorations: Chocolate discs decorated with whole and bits of Smarties, Chocolate letter G, Smarties on the sides and rainbow sprinkles, buttercream swirls. The sketch noted Smartie coloured drips but “just chocolate” was the request. This shows that the sketch helps when preparing a cake to specification so that changes can be made to the final cake.