We love whipping up bespoke birthday cakes in our London bakery and sometimes the best ideas come from our customers! While I steer clear of novelty, purely out of no interest in sugar paste modelling or fondant covered cakes, I am enjoying working with modelling chocolate to create some delicious little decorating elements that are treats in their own right.
Modelling chocolate tastes delicious and is in a whole other league to fondant. Yup, it's £££, after all it IS chocolate and we use gorgeous Belgian Callebaut to make ours plus there's every single detail that's hand made, but I feel it's only sensible to create cake decor that people will actually enjoy eating, as opposed to glamourous lumps of sugar.
A lovely customer spotted the chocolate chip cookie dough dim sum on Instagram and requested a bespoke birthday cake by customising our popular Choco Matcha Doughnut cake
with our dim sum. There was one very particular specification though - laying the chopsticks down as opposed to upright as the latter is considered unlucky in Chinese culture.
I think this cake looks absolutely delightful and super cool with the chocolate cookie dough siu Mai, har gau and woh teep/gyozas.
Happy Birthday Kenneth! Hope you had a brilliant birthday on your visit to London and were happy with your cake :) We sure were while making it!
Lots of love,