Beach theme & Cricket theme Cakes for an Event

Cricket fever is on -- while tension, excitement and nail-biting matches rule the air! With the ongoing Cricket World Cup, the talk of Cricket dominates every table talk.

Recently a friend ordered this cricket themed cake for her husband's birthday. I couldn't have done this at a better time.


It is a Chocolate Cake with chocolate icing in between the layers and frosted with vanilla buttercream colored a pale green to depict the grassy field. I have made a Cricket themed before, but I've added a few more details to this one.

All cricket gear (except wickets) is completely edible and hand-made with a mixture of Fondant and Gumpaste. Fondant is rollable sugar icing, which can be easily molded and can be used to cover cakes to achieve a smooth neat finish.


I am sending this Cricket themed Cake over to Priya's Crazy For Cakes Event. Thanks Priya, for letting me know about your event.

  
I am also sending this Beach themed Cake to the same event. With summer just around the corner, I figured it would be apt to send in something related to the season as well.


This is a chocolate cake too, layered with chocolate icing. The icing on top is Vanilla butter cream colored blue. All beach items are hand-made using Fondant.



Everything is completely edible. Recipes used for the cakes are given below:

Chocolate Cake & Chocolate icing - click for recipes

Wilton's Vanilla Butter cream:
You will need:

1 cup White Vegetable shortening
1 tbsp Meringue powder
4 tbsp Water
4 cups powdered sugar, sifted

Cream the shortening, vanilla flavoring and water until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and meringue powder and beat on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until smooth and combined. Color as required.

You can use 1/2 cup shortening and 1/2 cup butter, the consistency will be different and adjust the amount of water accordingly. It may not need 4 tbsp.

20 comments:

  1. u are super creative! :)

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  2. Oh my god... I am speechless. Both the cakes are amazing.. Hats off to your patience and creativity...

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  3. Omg, stunning theme cakes, marvellous..

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  4. what lovely and artisitically baked cakes with a cute and beautiful presentation, especially the cake with the cricket theme sets,its really droolworthy.

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  5. The slippers, sand & everything is amazing. I am bowled over your cricket cake :)

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  6. These are terrific and a very appropriate theme currently :) Thanks so much for entering these beauties to my cake event - As per event details may I request you to please sign up to my blog via google connect - thanks a lot dear and wish you the best :)
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  7. Gorgeous cakes,loved both the themes,absolutely mind blowing.

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  8. Amazing looking cake dear. Loved the look of both cricket field as well as sea beach. Must have tasted delicious as well.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. Wow I am bowled over by your decorating skills.

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  10. I love that cake that looks like the beach. How creative is that. Fabulous!!

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  11. lovely Namratha, looks so professional and beautiful

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  12. Those cakes are awesome! I'd love to be as talented as you...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  13. that is a very special treat indeed...pleasing to the eyes and inviting..
    first time here...love your space and gorgeous clicks..
    Am your new follower now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

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  14. Wonderful idea for a theme cake. Both the cakes look awesome.

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  15. Nams, theres an award for you on blog here
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    Congrats!!

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  16. So beautifully done Namratha! Hats off.

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  17. very very creative you are..and the detailing is so perfect. one of the best cakes Ive seen

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