This is my daughter's birthday cake. She wanted lots of flowers on her favourite dark chocolate cake, but as I did not want her to gobble up massive amounts of sugar paste, we both agreed on a cake with many small blossoms. This is the first time I tried imprinting the fondant with a dressmaker's wheel for a quilt-like pattern on the cake. It may not be done with Martha Stewart precision but I am nonetheless happy with the results.
And here's a shot of the heady dark chocolate cake that really packs a punch, underneath all that seemingly meek, soft and demure white appearance. How apt, I thought. Happy birthday my dear girl. Love you lots.
Hearts and Hands is an initiative by Sharmaine Lau and Ong Rui Juan, two avid home bakers who hope to use their baking skills to benefit a charitable cause. All proceeds received from cake orders will be donated to the charitable organisation adopted for the year. With effect from May 2011, the charity is in aid of Royal Family Kids Camp. Read more about Royal Family Kids Camp at http://rfkc-sg.org/