A friend’s birthday last weekend – and one of my favourite occasions to bake for, a theme party. The theme was burlesque / Moulin Rouge, so I went to town with dark, sexy colours, intricate details, and a little bit of sparkle for added razzmatazz.
I topped them with thick royal icing, piping a stiff outline round the edge to get the shape, before flooding with more watered down icing.
Then it was onto the detail – I piped tiny spots, swirls, and stripes, all in a deep black, to give the look of seductive lace and fine details.
… to feathers…
and intricate patterns everywhere:
As you may have guessed, I also got a bit trigger happy with the silver shimmer spray. By laying some mesh over the biscuits before spraying I created a fishnet style pattern across the edges (I used our (clean!) chip mesh basket to get the large net size).
I also used pieces of paper to section off some of the areas from the shimmer spray – like this belted corset dress:
Gift boxed, and ready to go:
Needless to say it was a fantastic party and there were some amazing costumes. Not really for me to share on here – but here’s a quick snippet of mine – I opted for a slightly more demure outfit of leopard print dress with matching fascinator – what you can’t see from this is my fishnet tights and heels!