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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I went to the Planet Cake Open Day

I attended the much anticipated open day at Planet Cake last Saturday at their main hub in Balmain. Yes. One of the few days in a month when Mum can actually indulge and she goes to an Open Day on cake decorating! I was hoping to bring you along but attendance was limited to 20 people only and it’s strictly an adults only place. Although it did seem like a child’s play room as you enter the demonstration room. Planet Cake is a cake decorator’s heaven. The cakes on display were just all magical and whimsy, its amazing and admirable to think of the people behind the thought, art and creation of these glorious cakes.

Planet Cake conducts 4 open days in a year and these serve as introductory sessions to the company, what it does, and a showcases their creations and a short demonstration. The open day was a 2hour session which introduced the group to the classes on offer, a demonstration of basic icing of a classic chocolate mud cake (which of course, the attendees had the fortune of tasting a slice or two, and a short hands on cupcake decorating demo. Here’s the simple vanilla cupcake I decorated on the day. Planet Cake uses fondant icing in all their cake decorating sessions. This is an orange and white combination, ribbon design.


Check this Alice in Wonderland cake which was on display at the 2010 Royal Easter Show in Sydney. Of course, this showcase is not a real cake, but if you could have just seen it up close, you will be caught with your mouth open in awe at the extreme details that went into making the cake. Planet Cake actually offers a course to replicate this cake at a significant cost. But hey. Look what you’ll end up with after the course!

I'm pretty sure Planet Cake will stay on this planet for as long as people will eat cake! And maybe by then Planet Cake won't be just here on earth?! Who knows! For now, I'm thinking Basic 101 - Cake Decorating! Hhmmmm.


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