My Epic Billy Idol Day Cake

Jan 22, 2013 by

This year for Christmas/Billy Idol Day we didn’t do too much in the way of anything really. We hung out at home and took Lottie for a walk. The big thing that we did involved me spending several hours baking an extremely epic cake. I spent so long on it that I have a LOT of photos!

I present a raspberry Billy Idol Day Cake complete with Billy’s Fist as a topper :D :D :D



I slaved away in the kitchen for hours to make this cake. I hand made 3 kinds of icing!!



The fist topper is made of marzipan (which I can’t actually stand but was the right colour) and the glove was shaped on and painted with food colouring. I made the roses out of my fondant, more on that later!

The little chocolate bows, hearts and jewels are from a daiso chocolate mould and covered with edible glitter. Omg I love edible glitter, whoever invented it is a genius.



Around the bottom there are little plastic hearts also from daiso, a row of raspberries that we picked at the farm and a marshmallow twirly rope.



The cake itself was raspberry flavoured and had a lot of raspberries inside it too, SO delicious!

The icing you can see around the cake is buttercream and that’s what was used to stick the layers together as well.



I’m still learning to pipe nicely but I think this is pretty good progress!



The inside was crumb coated in cream cheese icing (my favorite) and I hand made the marshmallow fondant too.



While I was baking it there was a minor mishap with the marshmallows as I accidentally bought the wrong ones and they didn’t melt the way I expected them to XD Check out the bonus photo at the end for the fallout of that mishap!



To be fair most of these photos are very similar so I wouldn’t blame you for just skipping down



We lit the candles to serve it and it was DELICIOUS. James ate so much haha!


The problem with baking these big cakes is that we only ever get through like a third of it before it’s bad >_<



Just a couple more photos… because… XD



What is your favorite flavour of cake? I want to make some more! Stupidly I actually enjoy the decorating part more than I do the actual eating so I think I need some new flavours to change my mind!!


Bonus photos:

This is the mess you get when you buy the wrong marshmallows. It looked so pretty though that I almost wanted to just leave it haha!

photophoto[1]photo[2]Now I’m craving marshmallows>_>




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  • http://fyeahlolita.blogspot.com/ Caro

    That is a seriously amazing cake! I love the fist on top of it xD Are the raspberries covered in sparkles?!

    Oooh now I just want cake :<

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      Mwahaha you’re welcome for the cake cravings! Yes that’s all edible glitter, it was the most delicious cake ever!

  • http://www.nerdburgerjewellery.blogspot.com Nerd Burger

    Your cake was amazing. It looks like it took so long to make. So much care and attention to detail. So rad.

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      It took ages but totally worth it, so yummy! Thank you!

  • http://domesticminxes.wordpress.com/ Delindel

    Best. Cake. EVAAARRRRR. I can’t believe you put so much effort into it, I am way too lazy for that! It was totally worth it though, it looks and sounds like it was amazing :D
    On another note, those exploded melty marshmallow photos are making me think of a water-marbling idea for my nails… It’s now on the agenda :D
    Thanks! xx

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      Thank you!! It was totally worth it, though I didn’t want to cut it and ruin it so I made James just stare at it for like half an hour first XD

  • http://tokio-princess.blogspot.com/ Nagareboshi

    I wish I had your baking skills! That cake is wonderful! ^__^

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      Aww thank you!