My grand-daughter wanted a ” Littlest Pet Shoppe Cake” for her 5th birthday. For a gift she wanted certain pets to add to her collection. I always make the family birthday cakes, so decided to”WOW” her with a 3 tier cake, adding the pets she wanted for her collection. Pink is her favorite color, so I knew it had to be pink. I had never made a tier cake, so it was a first for me. I do like challenges though.
I made 3 chocolate cakes, split them, filled them with raspberry filling, then frosted each cake with butter cream. A coat of glaze was added to each cake ( to act like glue for fondant), then pink fondant was put over all. I used white fondant and gradually added food color to get the pink I wanted. Letters were cut from fondant. The hardest part was making the 3 tiers. Since I had never done this, I wanted to be sure it came out straight and didn’t squish when I hammered the dowels in. Wooden dowels were used and cardboard circles to make the support. I held my breath as I hammered the wooden dowels in.
It took me 8 hours from start to finish. It was well worth the time. My grand-daughter was thrilled. If I’m allowed to send more of my cakes in that I’ve done, I will. I have always made cakes for my children and now my grand children and co-workers. I have never made cakes for money. I take my time and get enjoyment because I’m putting a smile on a loved ones face. I always make my own cake, frosting, filling, etc. from recipes I’ve collected. I never use box cake, and never can frosting. I want to be sure it taste good. It would be disappointing if it tasted yucky after all the work.