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post #16 of 19
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Well, for the life of me I could not get the ganache to stop splitting! The ganache I made for under the fondant was perfect... but for the topping I had no luck. So checkerboard on the top tier it was :)

 

I ended up getting Cake Art fondant, because I wasn't paying attention at the shops.... what a nightmare that stuff is to work with icon_eek.gif It's sticky and shiny and just yuk in my opinion.

 

But all in all, I think it turned out alright for an amateur cake!!! thumbs_up.gif

 

 

Twilight (Breaking Dawn) Themed Birthday Cake

 

Bottom layer - 12" chocolate cake with dark chocolate ganache

Top layer - 8" white chocolate mud cake with white chocolate ganache

Red balls are Allen's Jaffas

 

Chess pieces made from Wilton Candy Melts & a chocolate mould
 

post #17 of 19

You *got there* Melinda...and that's the main thing - well done.

Clever idea using the chocolate to make the chess pieces.

 

Wondering why your ganache kept splitting on the top tier -

can I ask - what kind of white chocolate did you use for the ganache?

 

Hmmm, the CA fondant - I have heard from others that's it can be icky to work with - haven't tried it myself...

But then we had higher that usual temps this past week.... and the humidity was rather high also....icon_rolleyes.gif

 

I enjoy working with Bakels...like all fondants, as long as you kneed them properly it covers well and smooths out great. But, its a personnel preference ...

 

Oh, there is also Cakes and Tinz north of the river....

And Bakeboss - http://www.bakeboss.com.au/index.php north of the river also....who do mail out.

 

Hope your daughter was thrilled...

 

Bluehue

post #18 of 19

Lovely cake!

deborahanne

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post #19 of 19
Looks lovely!
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