Archive for the ‘Couture Cakes’ Category

Dear John,

February 9, 2009

…Galliano that is.  You are the epitome of cool.

 

Not only have I been inspired to do my competition cake by one of his dresses from the Christian Dior Spring 2009 Couture Collection, but also by his motivation as a creative person despite the recession.  Here are his words:

“There’s a credit crunch, not a creative crunch. Of course, everyone is being more careful with their discretionary purchases. I am. But it’s our job to make people dream, and to provide the value in quality, cut, and imagination.”

 

It’s refreshing to hear something positive in the creative field. No wonder he’s so good at what he does! Check out the full article and slideshow here. So the dress that caught my eye is the one below. 

 

Christian Dior Couture Spring 2009

Christian Dior Couture Spring 2009

The color really got me.   I just absolutely have to do a yellow cake.   Plus, I love the ruffles.   This dress will definitely serve as a starting point for me.

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My third fondant cake

February 2, 2009

Well, I did the Chanel Cambon tote in black & white for the baby shower.  Except I left out a few things because I spent some time helping cater the event as well.  I didn’t have time to add the black corner detail like that on the original (at least from what I’ve seen in pics).  Also, I never had a chance to play around with gumpaste to make baby items that would accompany the wanna-be diaper bag.  I did make the cake board to make it more baby friendly. 

I had so much fun using the embosser tool for the quilted effect.  I rolled the tool in white luster than rolled it over the fondant.  I attempted to dye the chocolate fondant that I had prepared the night before with black icing gel but then opted to just paint the pieces.  I didn’t let it dry all the way so some of it got on the cake board but nothing too drastic. 

For the cake, I used this chocolate WASC recipe from cakecentral.com. The one I used is made from scratch.  There are some that use boxed cake mix also.  I have to say I was pleased with the moistness of the cake but for some reason not so impressed by the taste.  I’ll try it out again though, maybe add some other ingrediants or try a different filling. 

Oh yes, one last thing, I made orange buttercream.  Yummy!  I’m in love with this flavor buttercream.  I used Wilton’s recipe for plain buttercream and added orange extract and grated orange peel.  Try it, you’ll love it, too!  And that was my experience with another fondant cake.

my-chanel-cambon-tote

I’m disappointed

January 25, 2009

Chanel purse cakeHere is another designer purse cake that I spotted on the Real Housewives of Orange County Season 4.  Ok, I confess, I watch these shows but not until recently!  (Does that get me off the hook?)  Anywho, what is up with the “Channel” cake?  I mean, these ladies are super-uber filthy rich, I would think they could afford a more authentic looking  Chanel cake.  I’m just saying – if you can sport the bling, Rolexes, Benzes – at least get the cake right, too!

fashion + sweets = couture cakes

January 22, 2009
The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Sheree's birthday cake

Sheree's Louis Vuitton birthday cake

When I first saw this designer purse cake on the Real Housewives of Atlanta show, I remember telling myself,  “Now that’s a cake for the fierce and fabulous!”  It also inspired me to make my very first fondant cake for my friend’s birthday.