Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tiffany & Co. Sweet 16

A few months ago, I gave you all a sneak peak of the Tiffany & Co. inspired cookies and cake I was working on.  Well months later, I am finally getting around to posting about it!  I was approached by a friend to make a Sweet 16 cake and cookies.  I was very nervous when I was told that they wanted a Tiffany themed party.... Tiffany's is tied to the concept of elegance and class, but my cakes are still in the amateur phase.



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!

First, I needed to make my perfect Tiffany blue icing color so I turned to 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 :)

Happy Baking!
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