Cuppacake

Ever wanted to have your cake and eat it too? I have never understood why this even became a saying. You should absolutely have your cake, eat it, and then get more! In this case, a client wanted to gift his mother with a cuppa goodness, which translated to being a cappuccino-themed cake. Can we call it a cuppacake? I say yes!

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Cuppacake

It was his mother’s 50th birthday and he wanted to have something special done for her. We decided on a red velvet cake with a teacup theme, and her photo at the top. He mentioned that she loves lilies, so this had to feature somewhere. This was quite a fun cake to make, considering all the details.

I started with the red velvet cake. I used a recipe similar to this one here, and I made a basic cream cheese frosting for the filling between the sponges. I let the sponges cool in the fridge over a few hours in order for it to get a bit dense, making it easier to manipulate. I cut off the sides, little by little, similar to a tapered haircut. This was really little by little, because I didn’t want too much off the edges. The cake still needed to have enough of a base to stand on its own.

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Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese filling

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Shaping the cake. (Yummy leftovers)

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Voila

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Naked red velvet

Once this was done, I then iced the sides with the frosting before covering it up with fondant.

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Sides with icing

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Wrapped in fondant

I covered the sides and then cut it where I could, in order to get the shape I desired. I added some CMC to some more fondant to make the saucer, which is fondant that was rolled up and then curled up. Once the big stuff was done, I was able to tend to the smaller details, such as the letters and numbers for the décor.

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50th

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Silicon mould for the writing

This was easy enough, it got trickier when it was now time to make the calla lilies. You can watch a tutorial on it here which is pretty easy to follow.

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Center piece (spadix)

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Calla lily petals

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Finished lilies

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Lilies on saucer

I added her photo and it was ready for delivery!

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Cuppacake!

There you have it. My first cuppacake. Cheers to the fun times.

And all that sweet stuff,

B

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