So tonight is the night of the big murder mystery evening and this time yesterday, I was a little panicked. I didn’t fancy spending my entire birthday evening caking on Thursday and as a result, fell a bit behind with the all important cake – designed, of course, with over 2000 people over Facebook Live!
Cut to last night and I knuckled down ready to get cracking.
One mega positive about this cake is that it has given me an opportunity to play with all the new and exciting products that have joined the Renshaw family recently.
The crown has been crafted from Renshaw Flower & Modelling Paste (a long time favourite) and painted with Rolkem Super Gold, mixed with a little vodka for airbrushing.
For the dagger, I switched to Renshaw’s Belgian Chocolate Modelling Paste, before colouring it with Rolkem Super Silver and a little black Spectrum Flow for shading.
I opted to cover the cake itself with my new favourite sugar paste, Renshaw Extra, in white before airbrushing to achieve the very deep green – almost black – colour that my Facebook Livers had requested.
Still to do is the drip effect on the top tier, the drapes and the ‘blood’ spatter – so we’re not out of the woods just yet mind, but I have enough time – I think!