This was actually a bridal shower cake, but it could also be for a birthday. It was my fourth fondant cake. It was for my best friend's sister. She's not a very "frilly" kind of girl, so we wanted something girly, but simple.
The flower cake is a butter recipe with homemade buttercream icing. Each tier is made with four thin layers, as opposed to my usual two. I wanted to be sure that there was enough icing evenly distributed through each slice for those who don't eat the fondant. Also, because my friend loves buttercream!
The cake is pretty self explanatory and simple to construct. I covered each tier individually with fondant, added dowels, and stacked them. I used a cookie cutter for the polka dots. I used various colored balls for detail and a simple little bow on both the front and back.
The cake was a hit. She told me that everyone at the shower not only loved the appearance of the cake, it was tasty as well!! I can't wait to make my next one.
One of my coworkers, who is a fantastic lady, grandmother and mother will be 75 tomorrow. She raised her grandkids as her own and is so lovely. She just had her adult grandson in hospital and almost lost him so all the girls at work wanted to do something nice for her. I asked her what her favorite flower was and it was a daffodil.
The journey now begins. First I was making small daffodils on a cake or so I thought. Here is my master piece. A huge lone daffodil. Using lemon cake and an ounce of triplesec I made a single layer. Then a shallow bundt and on top of that a cupcake. I iced and dusted and viola!
A few days in advance I made the orange and pink fondant and cut out the daisies with a fondant/cookie cutter. I layered 2 cut outs on top of each other and rolled a ball for the center. I then baked the cake in regular ice cream cones. After they were cool, I dipped them in melted peanut butter candies (bought at Michaels in candy making section)that I had added some red icing coloring to so it would be Terra Cotta colored. After the candy was set, I piped green icing on top and placed the daisies on top. I used the extra daisies I made (in case of breakage) around the platter I served them on.
I made this cake for my granddaughter Cristina for her sweet sixteen birthday party.I made 5 cakes covered with fondant,and filling with milk custard,(dulce de leche). Also the shoe I put on the small cake on top,was made from gumpaste. I also used flowers which I had made in advanced and the orchid I bought from Pfeil & Holing.
I also used rope which I made myself and some pearls. My granddaughter was very happy with the way the cake turned out and had good time on her birthday.
This was so much fun to make! I used a flower-shaped Wilton cake pan as the base, and added a cupcake on top of each petal to make the flowers. One trick is to ice the cupcakes before you put them on the cake. You can use candies or icing to decorate the top of the cupcakes. I used smarties and icing, and candied cherries. For the stems I used green icing and then candied orange sections for the leaves.