How pretty is this peony Christening cake? It’s perfect for a stylish party! We create a lot of different Christening cakes from semi-naked beauties finished with fresh roses to super cute designs adorned with fondant animals. All utterly fun, beautiful and unique to each special event. Every now and again it’s lovely to concentrate on a chic idea like this blush wash 2 tier with gold accents! We love how this design incorporates two gorgeous trends… subtle watercolour washes and a sparkling metallic! And who doesn’t love a luxurious touch of gold now and again?
One of our favourite parts of this peony Christening cake is Lily’s name! It’s striking and also pretty luxe too. The text was created 100% by hand (and with no template or guide). We used a caramel tinted fondant rolled out into a long and even ‘rope’. Quickly mapped out where we wanted it to sit and then went to work gently attaching to the front of the iced tier. It was then hand-painted with edible gold. Creating a scrolling text like this can be a bit stressful as you only get one attempt to get it perfect!
Chic peony Christening cake with blush and gold wash!
The gorgeous gold was carried on throughout the cake with the shimmering accent along the bottom tier. We wanted this to mimic the blush wash so it was layered on in carefree-style streaks. Gold was also used for the peony leaves and pistils.
The open peony itself is a pretty blush pink with fluffy stamens and hand-painted gold centres. We perched it angled upward onto the edge of the cake to give a lightweight feel to it. We then added long tapered gold leaves for extra height. If you know us then you’ll know we love to add a little height to our cakes… and foliage (real or sugar) is the perfect way to do this!
This was such a stunning cake for us to make. It’s always hard for us to see a cake leave us, however, they need to fulfil their party destiny! We hope little Lily and her guests enjoyed an amazing day!
Remember our tutorial for a super cute little teddy bear cake available over at the Craftsy.com store? Well now it’s time for a fun unicorn cake! Yup! It’s a full in-depth tutorial in PDF format (that also comes with some of the cool things you’ll need to create it). Head on over to Craftsy.com to get a unicorn cake kit of your own!
Unicorn cake tutorial!
Who isn’t going to loveloveLOVE this little cutie? Rainbow mane? Check. Cheeky little smile. Check. Uh… unicorn. Definite check! When the folks over at Craftsy asked us to design and create some cake tutorials specifically for kit form (PDF print out guide and the cool stuff to make it) our first thought was… unicorn cake. They’re such a trend right now and they’re also ridiculously fun so we had to. We sketched out a few ideas, but we wanted it to look different to the myriad of unicorn treats out there right now, but obviously still recognisable. We ended up playing with the cake shape, brightening the colours from popular pastels to a slight neon look, and tweaking facial features and mane.
Ahhh just look at that glorious rainbow main! Our ideas went from curly, messy to sleek. Sleek seemed the best and most accessible style for the majority of people to get to grips with. It’s simple and can be attached fully to the sides and top of the design. For beginners… curly hair would get pretty infuriating to manage.
We toyed with a few different positions and styles for the unicorn’s smile before settling on a simple and straight forward sideways grin. For a little extra ease novices can even draw in the eyes and mouth with an edible marker too! If you’re feeling pretty adventurous though you can change it up… try adding a funny little pink tongue sticking out? Extend it’s smile and indent slight dimples? Try a half moon shape for a super happy unicorn?
OK, now we’ll leave you with one final image of our rainbow unicorn cake tutorial. Remember to follow this link and get started on making your very own!