I would love creating things like this all the time, if it wasn’t so tiring… I spent way too long on coming up with different colors for the buttercream, tracing the design on the cake, outlining the trace with melted chocolate and then filling it in with the buttercream. But I do think the end product looks good so maybe all that slogging away is worth it??
my crampy fingers still would protest though.
Haha, here are a couple of picture of the before of the cake:
Mise en place. A halved strawberry swirl sponge cake, waiting to be sandwiched with strawberries and cream. (By the way, those are some vegetarian chocolate cupcakes at the back. Will post about those babies soon)
Spreading a thick layer of ruby pink buttercream
And here are some Harry Potter themed cupcakes. These were devil’s food cupcakes with cream cheese filling and topped and decorated with meringue buttercream. Took so much of work, I had to draw on the little details with a wooden skewer because my piping tip was not fine enough.
My favourites are the Quidditch broomstick and the Golden Snitch. I though I could have a better job with the wand and the Hogwarts emblem though… 😦