Most of you probably know that birthday cakes are my weakness. I always have a hard time executing a birthday cake without making it look like a wedding cake. I guess I failed this time again, hehe.
This cake is inspired by my other competition cake that didn’t make the trip back home (it broke into pieces). I wanted to make a cake that looks fresh and soft. This is the reason why I chose this particular shade of blue (it looks a bit teal-ish in person).
I achieved the floating effect on the bottom tier by elevating it on a small seperator. Those curled pieces were made out of gumpaste using a modified hydrangea leaf cutter. I made the fleur de lis using a custom mold and then made the flower buttons (altered) using a purchased jewel mold. I’m telling you, mold making is addicting!
The topper is actually a foam egg covered in the same pieces as the ones from the bottom tier. If you want the whole thing edible, you can make a giant chocolate egg. One of my favorite part about this cake are the feathers. I hand cut it from gumpaste and then attached them on the sides (I really love the flow). Finally, I then used a frill cutter to give the board a finished look.
I’m pretty much satisfied with the cake. It’s something I a bit more different than what I usually do.
Happy birthday Minnie, Tita Jovy and Tita Airline!
Fact of the day:
Iron Chef Cat Cora (my favorite) was pregnant the same time as her partner. The boys were born 3 months apart.