Mosaic Inspired Cake
Guest Post By: Eftychia (Dream of Cakes)
Mosaic Heart Birthday Cake
A few days ago Michal invited me to write a guest post for her blog. I was so excited for this invitation because Michal is excellent in everything that she does. Her cakes are masterpieces and she is an inspiration for me.
It took me quiet a while to find something suitable to post, and finally I came up with a Mosaic Heart Cake I made last week for a dearest friend of mine, Oria Petropoulou. Oria is a clay artist. She turns clay into anything you can imagine. I thought that it would be a good idea to turn one of her pieces into cake.
The problem I faced was that I had not tried the mosaic before, and I did not know whether the technique I had in mind would work. I made sugar caramel, which I colored red, blue, green and yellow, then I broke it into small pieces. This could result into a disaster because I was not sure whether the caramel would melt when applied on the cake. Two days before the final attempt, I made a small test to see whether the caramel would melt in buttercream; I was very pleased to see that it did not. My second choice was to use fondant icing which would be cut into small pieces in order to form the mosaic. The fondant technique would be much easier and safe, but not as impressive.
Oria loved the cake! The clay piece I chose to make the cake after was sold the day before her birthday, unfortunately, we did not have the opportunity to take a photo of both together. In this post I will give you a photo of the original clay piece, so that you can make a comparison between the two.
The heart was made with rice crispies and white chocolate. I covered it with buttercream and the caramelized mosaic.
The base of the cake was a chocolate fudge cake with an addition of cream cheese.
You can see all my other creations at Dream of Cakes: http://www.dreamofcakes.net
Oria Petropoulou: http://www.oriap.com/small_items_mosaics/