This cake was made for the Helen Rollason Heal Cancer Charity. The charity were taking part in the Essex Food Show at Cressing Temple Barns. They wanted to use the cake as a raffle prize to contribute to their fund raising efforts.
The gooey chocolate cake consisted of two shallow, stacked tiers. These were covered with rich chocolate butter cream and then coated with chocolate marzipan and pale yellow fondant. The flowers and curls were made from ropes of white fondant.
This cake was assembled using no supportive dowels. This was because I wanted to cover both assembled tiers with one large piece of rolled fondant. It is easy to locate dowels with separate tiers because they can be seen once the higher tiers are removed.
This cake, although having two shallow tiers was effectively one large cake with no defined separation and no tiers to remove. As the tiers were not heavy I was confident that the top cake would not squash the bottom one.
The cake had a lovely light, summery feel