This cake was made for a good friend of mine who holds a Halloween/birthday party every year. Last year I made a haunted trick or treat bag but this time she'd spent far to many hours trawling the net for ideas and had decided on this design.
The cake itself was white chocolate and Bailey's mud cake with white chocolate ganache and fondant decorations. The shoes were made with fondant mixed with tylose (and edible substance that makes the icing set harder). It was the first time I'd made these particular type of shoes and they were almost to cute to partially hide underneath the ghost costume!
This couple really wanted something different for their engagement cake. We went through a lot of different designs and eventually settled on this one. This cake was a 2 tier double-barrel (were each tier is actually 2 cakes instead of 1) white chocolate mud cake.
The design on the side was created by the groom-to-be and scanned and emailed to me. I then recreated this on the side of the cake with a combination of hand painting and thin rolls of icing to provide outline and definition.
I really loved doing this design (although hand painting on a cake is slightly terrifying as there is no margin for error!)
I loved doing this cake. I was originally asked to make an army themed "30" cake and after discussions with the person ordering the cake we agreed the the "0" could be made to look like a grenade as that would fit with the overall theme and make it something a bit more special. The cake itself is chocolate mud cake covered in chocolate ganache and fondant. The figurine is handmade to look like the birthday boy.