2016 15th annual Canal Walk wedding cake competition

Held over the weekend of the 19-21 February 2016. This was our first wedding cake competition. The theme was "A Crystal Celebration" - our cake entry was "Victoria" - champagne & silver.
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"Victoria" - champagne & silver Approximately 45cm wide by 60cm high   With this cake I wanted to showcase the use of moulds. Photo taken in the studio before being packed in the car for transport to Cape Town

"Victoria" - champagne & silver Approximately wide by high With this cake I wanted to showcase the use of moulds. Photo taken in the studio before being packed in the car for transport to Cape Town

"Victoria" - champagne & silver The cake as set up at the competition.

"Victoria" - champagne & silver The cake as set up at the competition.

"Victoria" - champagne & silver The cake as set up at the competition.

"Victoria" - champagne & silver The cake as set up at the competition.

For the competition we had to supply tasting samples. I did cupcakes as I felt that they were the easiest format to transport. Batter: hint of lemon - tinted pink. Secret surprise filling - home made raspberry puree, topped with "champagne" buttercream, fondant decorations to match cake

For the competition we had to supply tasting samples. I did cupcakes as I felt that they were the easiest format to transport. Batter: hint of lemon - tinted pink. Secret surprise filling - home made raspberry puree, topped with "champagne" buttercream, fondant decorations to match cake

Used two Springerle cookie cutters to make these decorations

Used two Springerle cookie cutters to make these decorations

Used an acanthus & a rose mould to make the detailing covering the tier separator between the third and second tier, painted with luster dust.

Used an acanthus & a rose mould to make the detailing covering the tier separator between the third and second tier, painted with luster dust.

"Victoria" - champagne & silver Up-close shot of the detailing on the bottom tier. Grey fondant then painted silver.

"Victoria" - champagne & silver Up-close shot of the detailing on the bottom tier. Grey fondant then painted silver.


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