Friday, 11 February 2011

Valentines Day Cake

I signed up for another 10 weeks of cake decorating class in the new year...the first assignment was a Valentines Day cake which had to have a model on it.

My attempt at modelling people was not a great success...although practice does make perfect so fingers crossed I will start to improve soon, so I decided I would do a teddy bear model for my cake.

After the whole chocolate cake and fondant icing fiasco at christmas I decided to go back to the recommended madeira cake recipe to use for the cake. The icing of this cake went surprisingly well - I only had to roll the fondant out twice (compared to the 8 attempts last time!) and it covered the cake (almost) perfectly. I was very very proud of this best yet I think!

I'm not much of a madeira cake fan...I prefer a lovely light fluffy cake and I find madeira's rather heavy. The last time I made it I also found it had a very strong eggy flavour..who knows what went wrong but this cake had a much better taste to it and Karl and I enjoyed a slice each after my class this week.


  1. That looks fantastic. What a great job you have done. I think the teddy bear looks brill, I'm rubbish at modelling figures too but I'd be pleased as punch if they looked as good as youe bear.

  2. The cake looks lovely - where are you doing your course?

  3. Thank you :)

    The course is an evening course at a local school. Was only £25 for 10 weeks..bargain! Some of the cakes the teacher makes are amazing!

  4. Wow that's a bargain! Wish we had something like that near here - everywhere is waaaay too expensive!