After seeing pictures of my Diwali Diya cake from the previous blog post, i had several enquiries from people to recreate the cake for them to give to family and friends as gifts. This is not a service that I usually provide, however, a friend who wanted these cakes to give out as gifts, offered to pay for the cost of making the cakes. Win win! She got the cakes and I got to bake and write this blog post 💕
In this post, i will show you pictures of the step by step process. The baking, ganaching, fondanting and decorating of these cakes was incredibly time consuming, and even more so, since i chose to hand paint all the detail.
If you have ever seen a Diya, you will know that that they have a rustic clay like look. I wanted these cakes to have the imperfections that a typical handpainted clay one would.
Heres how i made them:
- I started by making a chocolate mud cake batter.
(I did not want to smooth the ganache too much as I wanted the Diyas to have a rustic hand made clay type look)
If you prefer a cleaner look, you can shape the cakes to suit, and then apply a smoother ganache layer.
Using edible paint, I painted over the board, and once dry, used a gold edible paint mixture to paint the impression pattern.
8) I chose to use white fondant and hand paint each piece to give the Diya the rustic handmade look.
Again, this is a matter of preference. My method took a long time, and a tonne of patience. You can use pre coloured fondant to save time, and to give your cakes a cleaner more professional look.
9) Once all the designs were stuck to the cakes, and the paint was dry, I added a gold bullet candle to each, and added a few piped dots which I then painted gold.
Herewith the results of my mini Diya cakes:
I hope you have enjoyed this post:) If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me on Facebook messenger, or by email : email@example.com
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xx NaZzYbAkEr xx