Fondant Race Car Cake

Fondant covered cake ordered for a birthday.

Cake toppers were fondant race track with fondant race cars.

Cake board was covered with fondant and trimmed with blue ribbon.

wm twins car cake

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Number 3 Cake

Number 3 cake baked in a No. 8 cake pan and covered with fondant.

Fondant Lightning Macqueen and fondant tyres were the cake toppers.

The cake board was covered with embossed fondant.

wm macqueen cake

Food safety – Storage of leftover cakes

We strive to bake our cakes as close to the celebration day as it possible.  We also don’t use any cake preservatives.  When I was in training as a cake decorator, I asked our teacher how we can preserve our cakes as people in this part of the world want to keep their cakes after the celebration, for weeks or even months if possible.  We were sternly warned not to use any so-called cake preservatives, to bake our cakes fresh and to inform the clients to consume within three days and store leftovers in the refrigerator.

I have gone a step further to advise all clients to store their leftover cakes in the FREEZER. The electricity supply in Nigeria is not constant so the fridge compartment may not be cool enough.  To avoid issues of clients complaining of spoilt cakes, I advise all clients to wrap all leftover cakes properly in plastic and/or foil and store in their freezers.

clingfilm  clingfilm 2 aluminium foil

Enjoy the article below from EzineArticle.com on Food Storage.

After a great party or dinner celebration, deciding what to do with a table full of leftovers may not be at the forefront of your mind, but it’s an important part of partying. It’s certainly a pity to waste good food, but letting leftovers linger without temperature control can be unsafe.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/9956248

Food Storage: Storing Your Leftovers Safely

Edible prints and images

Edible prints are writings made with edible ink on fondant or icing sheets and are fit for human consumption.  These writing could be done with edible pens, edible paints etc.

lg globe cake

Names of continents written with edible pen

Edible images are pictures printed out on paper made from icing. The images are printed with edible ink in a normal printer dedicated solely to that purpose.

sofia edible pics

Cake with edible image of Sofia the First.

Foods decorated with edible images or printouts are fit for human consumption.

Printing edible images are usually quite expensive.  To reduce costs, bakers sometimes use stickers and normal paper printed images or real pictures but these must not be placed directly on the cake and the client must be informed that the images are not edible.

 

Skill update – Cake Lace

Happy new month.

Cake lace has been around for quite a while.  I decided to go for a little training to enable me make the best use of the technique. It was quite easy to master and the cake below was for a customer after my training.

wm edible lace cake

The featured cake is a 7″ vanilla cake covered with pink fondant and blue cake lace. Gumpaste roses, leaves, buds and a plaque completes the decoration. The right birthday greeting was later written on the plaque with an edible marker before pickup.