Monday, 22 April 2013

The World is just a Great Big Onion

It was Wig Wam's birthday at the end of March, and of course in true Figgy Lane style, it was time to get baking! Wig Wam has food allergy problems and onions are one of the worst for her, so I thought it would be hilarious to make a cake in the shape of an onion! It's a food she can't eat, but now she can!

I thought it would be fun to make two different types of onion and show off the inside of a red onion to add a bit of texture and colour.

The cake was a white chocolate orange cake, which we have used in loads of other cakes, but was requested by Wig Wam, as it was sooo tasty the last time she had it!

Coils of purple and white were used to create the rings of the onion and then painted detail was added later on with food colouring.

Using more food colouring mixed in with icing sugar to create a paste, I was able to add more colour and definition to the onion. 

And the result was one happy customer who was very surprised to receive a cake in the shape of an onion!

Figgy x