The design process behind this cake was relatively simple - Emma and Nick had already seen pictures of a cake we had created earlier this year - our 'Peaches and Cream' buttecream ruffles cake. All was needed was to match the colour of the buttercream icing to their wedding theme - which was done with the aid of a swatch of the bridesmaids dress material, and to choose a sugar flower - a delicate rose suited the vintagey feel of their wedding day.
Who would have thought.....a grilled cake! I must admit it was a first for me. A Schichttorte is a German creation with 20 layers of grilled cake batter, alternating between lighter and darker layers. You will notice (and perhaps be relieved) that this week's technical bake challenge doesn't have quite so many steps as last week's. Don't be deceived though, this doesn't mean this is a quick task - to grill 20 layers of cake alone takes almost an hour. You will need to use your oven timer like never before to ensure each layer doesn't over-bake, and a good pair of oven gloves to handle the tin whilst layering up your cake between bakes....and I defy anyone not to lose track of how many layers you have done without keeping a running 'tally' as you go - have a pen and paper to hand!
Helen owns and runs The Buttercup Kitchen, a cake design company in Woking, Surrey. Welcome to our blog which indulges in all things baking and cake decorating. Do add comments or questions on our posts, we'd love to hear from you!