Sketch vs final Cake

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.

 

Cake - Chocolate & Raspberry Signature_Baked by Kirsty
Chocolate Shop Sketch

 

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.

 

Ice Cream Parlour Sketch
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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.

 

 

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Merry Monster Sketch

 

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!

 

Candyland Sketch
Cake - Candyland Signature with Smarties_Baked by Kirsty

 

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.

‌Signature Candyland Cake – Smarties‌

Signature Candyland Cake ft Smarties-Vanilla_Baked by Kirsty

They are colourful and filled with chocolate but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t have vanilla cake layers and vanilla buttercream with chocolate and Smarties decorations! This Signature Candyland Cake was made to order “Vanilla everything with Smarties on top”. Chocolate discs made with bits of Smarties and sprinkle dots sit on top of this glorious Vanilla Velvet Cake. 3 layers sandwiched with Condensed Milk Buttercream, pillowy swirls and chocolate drip all scattered with Smarties, bit and small and ditto on the colourful sprinkle dots and hundreds and thousands. It’s an all round wonder of colour and yumminess.