January 28, 2009

Mendhi Cake

For some time now I've wanted to try creating a mendhi design. On a rare day off from school, I gave in to temptation and made a spectacular pistachio cake. Since I was trying new things, I decided to also try a new buttercream recipe. Thanks to indydebi for her great icing.

I used a henna pattern book found in a google search to for inspiration on the design. Dark chocolate made a great-tasting 'ink.' To make the design, I started with the overlapping squares in the middle and worked my way out. The whole design was completed with a #1 tip. I wish I would have spaced the pattern a little more evenly in some places, but I am happy with my first attempt at mendhi.

Working on the sides of the cake convinced me that I need a tilting turntable. The design there did not turn out as planned : (

To up the challenge, I think my next mendhi cake will have a more circular or flowing design.

  • Pistachio cake
  • Indydebi icing
  • Dark chocolate icing


POM said...

This cake is beautiful! I have always loved pistachios cakes, your work is lovely.

Diana said...

That is stunningly beautiful. You did a great job!

Andrea said...

Your Mendhi cake is gorgeous! The pistachio cake sounds delicious as well, great job!

Gabe's Girl said...

That is a magnificent looking cake! nice detail.

Bita said...

What a beautiful cake. Done with so much care. Fabulous job! Glad I stopped by.