at home with Alfresco

We have collaborated with the very creative Eliza behind a local Collaroy business, Copper Fork Cakes, to create the ultimate Easter centre piece for the long weekend celebrations.

Perfectly tying into our Easter theme this year, her signature semi naked cake is dripping with indulgent buttercream and delicious chocolate speckled eggs.

To recreate this look, Eliza suggests you start by finding yourself a good Swiss meringue buttercream recipe and practice making it until you perfect the texture. A level cake is the second most important thing to be able to create that WOW factor, there are no dome cake tops here!

To achieve the semi naked finish, Eliza suggests “you brush off as many crumbs as you can and use a softer buttercream to cover the outside- a cold stiff buttercream will just pull crumbs away from your cake and make it look messy.”

And when it comes to deciding on how to style and decorate your cake, Eliza’s best tip is to “think outside the box!” Taking lead from her client's briefs, Eliza draws inspiration from all sources, specifically interior trends, patterns, textures and colours then translates these ideas into the stunning creations you see on her Instagram feed!

Check out her latest work below… trust us, it tasted as good as it looked!