Thursday, May 17, 2012
I spent the whole week prior to the order searching the internet for all things Tiffany & Co. related. I had to make sure that I could represent the theme accurately. After lots of planning and sketches of how I wanted the cake and cookies to look like, it was time to create!
Sugarbelle who is a pure cookie genius! Within minutes I had a gorgeous blue color :) Perfection.
In order to get the dimension on the bow, I also used a technique of Sugarbelle where you flood in stages to add depth and dimension to your cookies. Like I said, pure cookie genius!
Next, it was time for the elegant Tiffany cake. I am a firm "no fondant" believer, so when I was trying to decide how to make the bow for the cake, I began to question my faith... in the end, I stuck with my true feelings against fondant and created a candy clay/gum paste mixture which fairs a much better taste than fondant. I did lots of practice bows before I was comfortable enough to create the beauty you see here. You may not be able to tell here but this was a tall four layer cake meant to represent the cubed shape of a jewelry box. Overall, I was very happy with the final product, and the cake was such a hit, that a few weeks later, I was asked to make my second Tiffany cake!! Now that's feedback that I could get used to, more customers :)