Wednesday, 13 June 2012

My first sweet table

I had the pleasure of creating a cake and sweet table for a friend's parents' 25th anniversary/ vow renewal ceremony. It was my very first order for an entire sweet table. Although the party wasn't huge, the preparations took up A LOT of space in my kitchen. Things also didn't go as smoothly as I would have wanted, with an oven who's temperature is always on the fritz and a fridge that broke down (don't worry, we have 2!). I also had a last minute cake emergency, when the cake topper broke upon delivery! Luckily I knew of a cake supply store nearby, and they had what I needed. The new silver "25" wasn't as classy as I would have wanted, but it was the best I could do! Needless to say, this was definitely a learning experience, and I have a lot more insight into what it takes to create a great sweet table in the future ;)

Mixed fruits from Jean Talon market with salted butter caramel sauce

Red velvet brownies

Milk chocolate ganache on chocolate pate sucree "tartelettes"

Custard filled puffs dipped in white chocolate with Skor bits

Chocolate eclairs filled with fresh vanilla whipped cream

Finally, the cake (with the original topper). Chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and vanilla cake
with vanilla buttercream. Decorations in fondant.

Up next: a quadruple grad cake and a retirement cake!