Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cake Decorating

Rebecca and I went to a cake decorating display at The Dowse Gallery in Lower Hutt at the weekend. Mostly it was the sugar decorations, and I have to say that I was incredibly impressed with the work on display - it was very hard to tell if it was sugar or silk in some cases - but the criteria for each section indicated what was/wasn't allowed.
Here is my favourite:
simple, elegant and beautifully decorated.
Now this one was in a different category, but impressed me because the size, work, and colour (I don't necessarily like it, but you have to admit, it's a work of art!):
Lastly, this one was made for eating - definitely not a work of art and not in the show! A gluten-free citrus cake for Sarah's birthday. It has citrus icing with crystallized peel - I didn't know how to decorate it really, plus it had to travel and as it was, it did take a tumble!
The recipe comes from Clevedon Cafe, I got the recipe from the New Zealand Chef site and halved it. Very yummy, quite dense and doesn't need to be iced (if it comes out of the pan OK).


Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

WOW, some very very fancy cakes there! Must try out your recipe, it sounds delicious.

RubySlippers said...

The blue cake is my favourite! Great photo too- nice detail!