The balloon question
How do you add balloons to a heart cake? That was the question my sister was just thrown. She had just received an order for a surprise cake for a first wedding anniversary. Her client Karishma wanted to surprise her brother Bhavin and sister-in-law Esha with an eggless cake that had hearts and balloons.
Now generally, hearts and balloons don’t really go together, unless it is a heart shaped balloon. 😉 You know what I mean, right? Hearts and flowers, hearts and candy, hearts and seashells, hearts and rings… So anyways we put on our thinking caps. After throwing around a few weird ideas that I dare not mention, we decided to just go with the flow.
Rich Chocolate sponge
Since Karishma mentioned that her brother loved chocolate as a dessert, my sis started off with a rich chocolate chip sponge base. The pictures, where are the damn pictures? Right, let’s not argue about who deleted the pictures from their phones, since we both deleted them. Oh, well!
Anyways, the vegetarian chocolate sponge cake was lathered with a generous layer of butterscotch flavored buttercream. An eclectic combination, but it tastes yummy, even if I do say so myself.
Butterscotch flavored Fondant
Since the butterscotch flavored buttercream was a hit, we decided to use butterscotch for the fondant as well. That little bit of consistency, eh? A white fondant heart was rolled out to cover the buttercream, post which we made red, yellow, green, blue and purple balloons. My sis started by placing the balloons in the centre of the cake in the shape of hearts. Managed to take this pic while working. You like?
Flowers and stars
After laying out the balloons, sis first wrote out the Happy First Anniversary, Bhavin and Esha. Next, we created tiny fondant flowers and stars and laid them in alternating lines on the balloons, and then decorated the rest of the cake with a filigree icing. Looking good now!
Happy Anniversary guys!