My nephew loves WWE Wrestling & wanted the Cena belt for his 7th birthday as his cake. I found a lot of beautiful wrestling belt cakes online for ideas, only problem is they always seem to have fondant rubber…I mean frosting.

My whole family hates fondant. I think for a cake like this it would be very easy with fondant but if I were to use it no-one would eat it! So I used buttercream frosting, waited for that to dry & painted the gold dust on top by wetting it a little with water. It was very hard taking the picture & fitting the whole belt in the actual picture being I made it so big. Also I added Silver Dragees where what would have been the diamonds.

Not only did it come out nice but also edible! I just refuse to use fondant. I understand a lot of people love it & I understand why because it is beautiful but for me I just cant see doing all the work & not one person will eat it & I wondered if I can pull it off with frosting & although it is a bit more of a challenge I do want all of the other fondant haters such as myself to know you CAN do a wrestling belt without fondant by using buttercream frosting!

I think it came out cute for my first belt & what matters most is my nephew loved it!