by Sharon Wee
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for me and a few major decisions have been made and although mixed with nervousness, fear and uncertainty, excitement is now starting to set in.
Very soon I’ll be flying my designer cake flag up high, but more on that when the time is near 😉
This week has been a real cake challange. A late request came through for a Grey Goose bottle shaped cake. ‘Yes I want the cake to be a real 3D bottle – standing up’ the lovely lady said. No issues there I thought…
Until I started doing the maths and ratios. For the number of servings she’d requested the cake was going to be approx 55cm tall. As I started carving and stacking the cakes, fear and panic started to settle in. The cake was going to be really tall and skinny and was all just being held in place by a center pole AND to top it all off it was wobbling and not straight.
Thanks to the ganache, everything eventually evened itself out and once all the cake settled in place it stopped wobbling. I knew the cake had enough support but I was still so worried about it because of its height and width.
The finished cake, all details were hand painted.
Nervousness started creeping in when I realised that this cake was really heavy and I would have to drive it to the venue at night in the city. My original plan was to walk this cake to the venue since I only live a couple of blocks away, but the boyfriend pointed out – big cake + busy Sydney traffic + drunk people on the streets = Disaster. Oops, I guess I didn’t think that through very well.
A really big thank you to the super nice guys at the Rhodes Shopping Centre liquor shop who allowed me to take heaps of photos of their Grey Goose bottle for this cake.
Thank goodness for the boyfriend and my cousin who came along to help ‘babysit’ the cake in the car and we found a parking spot right in front of the venue. We all (cake included) all got there ok and as we arrived home, it starting raining. Thank you cake gods!
To illustrate how tall this cake was.