Monday, October 6, 2008

Hello Bunny


Having accumulated an abundance of egg whites during the big wedding cake production, I was happy to receive a request for a small ballerina-themed birthday cake for a lucky little girl named Maya. Using up egg whites is always a goal in any pastry kitchen and for me, I can only eat so much Chinese egg-drop corn soup. So, this cake was a perfect opportunity to make passionfruit Italian buttercream, combined with some local raspberries I had frozen from the summer, and served between three layers of chocolatey Devil's Food cake.


Having a bunny be the ballerina was my idea, based on a favourite toy from my childhood. Plus, putting animals in clothes onto cakes seems to exponentially increase the cuteness factor every time. The bunny was shaped from white chocolate modelling paste and her pink outfit was tailored from pink rolled fondant. Eric noticed that the bunny ballerina's face does have an odd resemblance to Hello Kitty, which was quite unintentional.


My favourite details on this cake were the ballet pointe shoes and the back of the bunny's dress. In fact, even though I had made a perfectly round bunny's tail, I became so caught up in making the sash and bow that I forgot about it and ended up tucking her tail under the skirt instead. Happy Birthday Maya!

14 comments:

Minko said...

Cute bunny. Wish I had the patience and talent for marzipan or fondant

tanac said...

How lovely! What a lucky little one.

Leslie said...

precious!

Lori said...

We need to live near each other. I have four egg whties nearly every morning for breakfast. And then everytime I make buttercream I use up 3 or four egg whites. So I always have a surplus of yolks!

LOVE the bunny and her sweet little face.

My Sweet & Saucy said...

That is too cute!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

So pretty and cute!

Cheers,

Rosa

Kara said...

You are amazingly talented, holy smokes!

lalaine said...

BRILLIANT!

Patricia Scarpin said...

That is so delicate and feminine! Perfect for a girl. Pretty!

Socialmommies said...

Very pretty cake! That is perfect for a little girls birthday.

Marysol said...

Absolutely perfect. The bunny, the colors, everything.

Flour and Sun said...

How adorable! Very sweet.

Wendy said...

such great artistry!

thecoffeesnob said...

This is too cute!