Sunday, 24 April 2011

Peter Rabbit Cake



Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were - Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-Tail and Peter. They lived with their Mother in a sand-bank, underneath the root of a very big fir-tree.



Who has never heard of Peter Rabbit, the famous naughty little bunny created by the very talented English author/illustrator Beatrix Potter? To be true, I had never heard of Peter Rabbit until I was maybe 14 or 15. At that time I was only aware of him due to the beautiful Peter Rabbit-themed merchandise I sometimes saw in some book shops. But I didn't give him much thought either. Only recently I have gotten slightly obsessed by Beatrix Potter's works, mainly due to her gorgeous illustrations. I am quite sure my obsession also starts because I now own some rabbits myself...;). Currently I only own Beatrix Potter's books, but in the future, I also intend to collect some Peter Rabbit related stuffs, like teaware, cutlery, and some other porcelain-ware, etc.



My Peter doesn't look much like the original Peter Rabbit, but I am quite happy with the result. I didn't intend to make a rabbit family and only thought of making Peter, but in the end I decided to add his Mother and his siblings, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail - they look more like Peter's children, I know ;). Next to the cake there is also Jemima Puddle-Duck, she doesn't know Peter and his family, but I like her, that's why I made her too :).

The cake is vanilla cake with chocolate chips and covered with sugar fondant. The figurines are also made of fondant. I hand-painted all the figurines with food colouring. The branches and leaves on the cake are also hand-painted. I don't know if you can see it, but handpainting the figurines makes them look somehow glossy and makes a smooth finish, a nice effect, I think.

Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Chips
  • 100 grams white chocolate
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 100 grams chocolate chips



I wish you all a very Happy Easter :)!


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43 comments:

  1. Beautiful cake! I love your rabbits especially those shadings, very talented! :D

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  2. Happy Easter to you too, this is a masterpiece, great cake!

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  3. Amazing cake, and amazing bunnies :))) Have a Happy Easter weekend :)

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  4. WOW this is amazing !!! You are so talented !
    Happy Easter ! Following you back !
    Frenchy

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  5. Incredible cake! You are so talented! Happy Easter :)

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  6. Unbelievably adorable.
    What fairy tales are made of.
    Happy Easter..I bow to you:)

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  7. I am so impressed by this cake! It is so beautiful !

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  8. wow amazing cake first class you need to sell them for a business :-) happy easter

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  9. I love it, am totally following you, you are so talented!!!

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  10. OMG this is the most beautiful cake I have ever seen! Happy Easter!

    I tagged you for our 5 recipes to celebrate Easter, feel free to join us!

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  11. Oh My God....what a stunning cake! I'm speechless....

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  12. So beautiful! I love the real bunny at the end too :)

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  13. Stunning! This looks so perfect!

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  14. gosh, I'm so impressed with all these!i wouldnt want to eat them, this is incredible!

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  15. So nice! You are quite the food artist!  very impressive. Love the little rabbits...

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  16. you're insanely talented CG!! everything looks too good to eat!

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  17. Oh My!! HAHA!! Now i can confirm that you aced for your art during school times!! I actually thought that the rabbits are clay ornaments! You are great!!

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  18. oh my Gosh! that's soo cuutee! i want one! ;p

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  19. What an amazing Easter cake! The only problem - I could never have the heart to cut it, it's just too beautiful!

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  20. Happy Easter! Such an awesome cake!

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  21. I really, really don't know what to say CG... you are just one crazy talented person who makes super cute cake and bento box... I don't know anyone who can do that. I'm totally impressed...Happy Easter!

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  22. Happy easter. You are a super craftswoman. Your imagination is marvelous. Excellent cake.
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  23. I love this cake! Happy Easter as well. The handpainting is so pretty and I can see the glossy effect it has on your figurines.

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  24. Dear CG,thank you for visiting my blog!Congratulations on your cooking callery!It is really a gallery and you are a real artist!Well done,dear!Happy Easter and kisses from Greece!!!

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  25. OMG! Looks fantastic! At first glance I thought you bought it from the bakery! CG, I think you can start a bakery now :)

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  26. hi cg, you've been tagged to join in the easter party@5recipes to celebrate easter. try to join if you can!

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  27. Wow, that's gorgeous! I wish I could do something like this too ^^ Happy Easter, btw ;)

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  28. What an AWESOME cake! Love the bunny at the end!

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  29. This is simply amazing! You are indeed very, very talented! Btw just to let you know that I've tagged you to join in the 5 recipes to celebrate Easter. Do try to join in the fun!

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  30. oh CG, i never knew you could also make such a wonderful cake! this is extremely beautiful. please teach me how to make those fondant figurines. you're so talented!!! i want to see more of your cakes.. hahaha.
    HAPPY EASTER CG! have a blessed easter.. :)

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  31. OH....MY.....GOD!!!!!!!!!! this is too cute!

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  32. My daughter was obsessed with Peter rabbit when she was little and collected a lot of memorabilia. I love Beatrix Potter's art and literature. This cake is just too beautiful to eat. The figurines look like porcelain. Hope you have a happy easter.

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  33. This cake is seriously amazing! Your talent and creativity amaze me!

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  34. What a beautiful cake - super impressive! Happy Easter!!

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  35. You are excellent artist cake looks awesome.

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  36. The cake is stunning, so intricate. Looks like you're having a great Easter with all these posts :)

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  37. So adorable!!!

    Happy Easter :)

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  38. That's so impressive! The bunnies are so cute :) You must be one creative girl! :)

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  39. ohh..i'm falling in love with your recipes! Amazing! I was just glancing through your desserts. This looks so cute & fabulous. If you are willing to, you can send any sweet & romantic recipes to my ongoing ''Valentine's Day Event'' :) So happy to follow you :)

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