Cocktail theme cake.

29 Aug

I made this cake for a young lady who was celebrating her 21st birthday. I was asked to make a cake by her sister. Her sister told me that the birthday girls favourite colour was green and could she also have a cocktail glass on top of the cake. This is the design I came up with.

The cocktails were made from gelatin as I didn’t have any piping gel, here is what I did.

First get together a collection of cocktail glasses. I chose to use plastic rather than glass as I figured they would be lighter and also safer should one of them take a tumble.

Then you need some gelatine. Packets of gelatine like the one shown below are usually readily available in most supermarkets.

Follow the instructions provided to make up the gelatine.

Now for the fun bit, playing with colours. To do this I poured smaller amounts of the made up liquid gelatine into separate smaller bowls.I then added some food colouring by dipping the tip of a cocktail stick into the paste colour and adding tiny amounts at a time. I continued repeating this until I was happy with the colour and shade I had achieved. For my colour I used Sugarflair paste colours.

These are available from most cake decorating shops and can also be purchased online.

Next fill the cocktail glasses with the coloured gelatine. I did this in stages and added one colour to each glass.

Once the first layer has set, add another layer of coloured gelatine on top of the set first layer.

For the ice cubes I used uncoloured gelatin that I poured into an ice-cube tray. Once this had set I removed the gelatine cubes one at a time and cut them down to size. Smaller cubes for the small glasses and larger ones for the biggest glass.

Foxes glacier mints also make fantastic looking shaped ice cubes but I don’t seem to have much luck with them as they seem to slightly melt. This is how I thought of making the gelatine ice cubes, it is always worth having a plan b.

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3 Responses to “Cocktail theme cake.”

  1. jamtart2012 November 26, 2012 at 16:23 #

    hi… ive been asked to make a cocktail and put it on a cake also…. was just wondering will the gelatine melt in a warm restaurant or will it keep its solidness? and will it stay solid overnight?
    xxxx

    • Sweet Sassy January 8, 2013 at 16:07 #

      It should be fine and not melt. The cake that i made with them on didn’t melt and the party was also held in a restaurant.

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