I got this idea for a Spring Flowers Cake from Woman's World. I had seen the picture and wanted to try it but didn't really have an occasion till we decided to have a going away party for some friends of ours. I made the suitcase cake for both and this one was hers.
I did 2 rounds in vanilla and iced in between with vanilla Betty Crocker icing. Then iced all the rest with the same icing and put some in an icing bag to do the ribbon around the edges. For the calla lilies, just cut a circle from fondant and then did a small stem and rolled the stem in the circle and pulled the edges back to form it, and the others I used cookie cutters for and put straws in a glass and hung them upside down untill they dried.
The leaves are circles cut in half and then drew some lines in them with a knife or toothpick and just shaped and hung on the edge of a glass to curl the way you want. It was very good.
This was the first time I ever did a cake like this and ever worked with fondant.
I made this sunflower cake for my cousin. She is in love with sunflowers. I have to say this was sort of difficult to do; being a sunflower is round you have to bake two cakes, an 8 in round for the center and a rectangle cake to be able to cut triangle pieces for the petals.
I did just that and used a Betty Crocker cake mix. It took me 3 boxes of mix. I baked the cakes and let them cool. Then I placed the round cake in the center of my board and cut out all the triangles pieces. I placed the pieces all around the round cake and then added extra pieces in between the other triangles to give the petals a layered look.
I frosted the round cake with chocolate frosting. I mixed yellow food coloring in the whipped vanilla frosting and iced all the petals then to top it off and to give it that final look I outlined all the petals with vanilla frosting and drew a garden scene on the board.
My sister's love for sunflower was the inspiration for the Sunflower Cake and cupcakes. I looked up sunflower cakes on the internet and copied what I liked here and there and made my own version.
The fondant sunflower decors were made a week before my sister's party. I used the daisy/sunflower plunger which had 3 sizes. To get the texture for the center of the sunflower I used a piece of tulle cloth. I placed the tulle on top of the rolled fondant and rolled over the rolling pin one more time. I then used the bigger side of the tip to cut a circular shape on the textured fondant then placed it at the center of the sunflower.
The cake is covered with butter cream icing. The writing on the cake as well as the stems and leaves are also butter cream. I used tip number 3 for the stems and tip number 67 for the leaves. The lady bug (shaped by my niece) was a last minute addition.