Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Hespeler Village Celebration

I was hired to make a big cake for the Hespeler BIA, (Business Improvement Area). Their definition from their website is as follows,

What is a Business Improvement Areas (BIA)?

A Business Improvement Area (BIA) is an association of commercial property owners and tenants within a defined area who work in partnership with the City to create thriving, competitive, and safe business areas that attract shoppers, diners, tourists, and new businesses. By working collectively as a BIA, local businesses have the organizational and funding capacity to be catalysts for civic improvement, enhancing the quality of life in their local neighbourhood and the City as a whole.
My Hubby happens to be their current treasurer, so I have a little bit of a connection. They wanted it to celebrate a board members 50th birthday. Also it is their election night, so they wanted a cake to celebrate the new board members and those board members that are leaving. My only instructions were to make it large and Hespeler Themed. My wheels got turning in my head and I decided to highlight some of the local business in Downtown Hespeler. I sketched out some business signs and made fondant replicas and scattered them on the cake.
I apologize in advance for the photo overkill. I wanted to get every angle.
Have a look!

This cake was made to Celebrate a Happy Birthday and the election of new board members:
Size: This cake is quite large with two 12 inch cakes on the bottom, two 9 inch cakes in the middle and two 6 inch cakes on the top.
Flavour: The bottom cake is a plain vanilla cake, the middle is a chocolate fudge cake and the top is a lemon-ginger gluten free cake.
Filling: Each level is spilt and filled 3 times with homemade chocolate pudding.

Decorations: The cakes are all iced with a thin layer of homemade buttercream and then decoarted with coloured homemade marshmallow fondant. All the other decoration are also made out of coloured homemade marshmallow fondant.