Corporate Cakes

L’Occitane

My first real corporate commission! This one was for L’Occitane for their launch of their new Christmas 2011 range. Cakes are both dark chocolate mud. Artwork on “packages” is all hand-painted and writing all hand piped – I’m getting better at it! Practise definitely helps. One of the hardest and most time-consuming cakes I’ve made due to the intricacy of the artwork.

Wine bottle cake

corporate cake bottle

Wine box cake made for charity bakeoff at work. New element for me on this cake was the wooden sides of the box – these were done using gumpaste pieces, rolled out, allowing some “cracked” pieces to create the aged wood look, then painted with liquid brown food colour to look like wood grain. “Wood shavings” were done using my sugarpaste gun with the flat attachment – same thing I used for Pink Dolly’s hair. “Gloss” on bottle was done using black-tinted piping gel which was painted over the top of black fondant.

The label was designed in powerpoint (for those interested, the holey dollar is the Macquarie Bank symbol, 1985 was the year Macquarie was founded and it is an Australian investment bank hence the value behind “Product of Australia”) and then printed out by Cake Decorating Solutions in Willoughby – great guys, very helpful, and much more reasonable price for an A4 printout than I’ve found before.

BMW logo

Orange-almond gluten free cake. Black circle done with pre-purchased coloured flower modelling paste. Silver done by covering cake with grey fondant and then painting with silver lustre-dust combined with cake decorating alcohol. Important to do grey fondant first as white fondant painted silver looks washed out, unless you do several layers of paint. Felt like I should have been sent some kind of incentive from BMW on this one.

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