Coolest Bridal Shower Umbrella Cake
This cake was for a bridal shower for my daughter’s friend. I baked the umbrella with a Wilton 18″ half round pan. I baked it in 3 narrow layers so I could fill it easier. I used the white wedding cake recipe and filled it strawberry cream. It is frosted in strawberry flavored buttercream, tinted pink. Using a tooth pick I “drew” the umbrella shape, then used white buttercream and piped sotas on the top. I used white royal icing to make the scallops at the bottom. (I made these ahead of time so they would set up hard) I used tic tacs to define the edges and each section of the umbrella. The roses are at the top are made from gum paste and I piped in the leaves when I added the green trim on the bottom sides. Also, on the side of the cake is a green polka dot ribbon that the bride wanted to tie in with her shower favors. The handle of the umbrella was made out of a wooden dowel, painted and wrapped with pink and green 1/8″ ribbon.