“I already knew I wanted to do a cake smash with the girls, and I also had the idea to make them life-size cakes… so why not combine the two?!
The cakes took me around 100 to 120 hours to complete. I started with the heads which are made from a solid block of chocolate and covered in a molding chocolate, which I shaped to make their facial features. I’ve been making cakes for competitions for the last few years, so felt under a bit of pressure to make the girls an EPIC first birthday cake. This was what I came up with.
The girls are made from 44 eggs, 2.2kg of flour, butter and sugar, 4kg of chocolate and around 5kg of buttercream.
I started by building a frame, then stacked the six-inch round cakes on top and carved their shape. I covered them in a white chocolate ganache and then wrapped in fondant to resemble their outfits, which I had bought for the occasion.
The hair is made from pulled sugar, so it took a long time to get right as I had to pull each hair individually!
The burns were worth it haha!
We have had a fantastic reaction, and the girls really enjoyed themselves during our little photo shoot. I’ll be cleaning buttercream out of the floorboards for months but I reckon it was 100 percent worth it.
Cake Smash? SMASHED IT! Definitely a first birthday to remember!”
by Lara Mason of Lara Mason Cake Art, from West Midlands, United Kingdom.
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