Here are some progress shots of the cake for you to see...
|Mmm...red velvet/cream cheese and chocolate/chocolate!!|
|Cover that with chocolate ganache goodness...|
|...then top that with fondant...|
|...and there's your canvas ready to be decorated!!|
|Add more details...|
|The small symbol on the bottom right of the cake is their family symbol.|
|The words at the front of the cake is Lewys-D'Von's school motto. It means 'through hardship to glory'.|
There were definitely specific requirements for this cake, from the type of fonts to use, to the design and the dimensions of the cake, to the placement of all the personalised details. While I had no input on the design of this cake (Me' was super organised and knew exactly what she wanted which was great!) I was able to still add a bit of 'me' into it by adding the starts around the cake. Nothing over the top, because Lewys-D'Von is a simple kinda guy, but enough to make this cake that much more special to suit the wonderful occasion they were celebrating.
Don't be fooled by the simplicity of this cake. This baby took me a loooong time to put together because of all the details involved. Everything was hand-cut or hand-piped and that meant very focused eyes and steady hands were a must! Something challenging at 3 in the morning that's for sure!! But, I'm sooo happy with how it turned out!! And best of all, Me' and her family LOVED the look and taste of the cake! Apparently Red Velvet was the winning flavour of the night! I'm glad I convinced her into trying it! :-)
Thank you Me' for choosing me to be a part of your son Lewys-D'Von's special day! I hope this is the first of many more birthday cakes to come!
Hope you all enjoyed today's post! Have an awesome day!!