Saturday, December 18, 2010

A gold star for effort!

The brief for this cake? Brown with gold stars. So I invested in some edible gold paint and some chocolate fondant and this is what I created:

On the inside is dark chocolate mudcake with dark chocolate ganache. Yum!

Happy 40th Justin!



  1. Beautiful, did you pre cut your stars the night before and let the paint dry before applying it on, was it challenging? I am currently working on a brown and gold cake and ive already cut my shapes and painted them gold but now im worried that they're not gonna be flexible to work with as ive let them dry out on my table...what do you think?

  2. Also, how did you get that perfect fondant writing?? that is amazing.

  3. Hi gourmetbouquets,

    I painted the stars after I attached them to the cake. If I made this cake again, I would colour the fondant to gold instead of using white (if you check out the Hollywood cake I did recently you will see what I mean - I used mostly yellow with a little bit of brown). I also used lustre dust on that cake, but it went everywhere, so probably would be better to use the paint.

    The writing on the board is white royal icing, painted gold. From memory (it was 6 months ago), I think I practiced writing on a piece of paper first and then piped straight onto the board. Sometimes I print it on the computer first and trace, but I don't think I did that this time.

    Thanks for your comments and good luck on your cake!