This weekend was such a whirlwind of events…weddings, auctions, baby showers, and bridal shows, but with the help of my family I SURVIVED! I actually have lots of things to blog about and am so happy I finally have spare minute to blog! I absolutely love when clients want to order a custom cake with all the details and so when I got the chance to make this cake for a precious girl turning one I couldn’t wait. The cake was a lot of work…well, more like the crown was A LOT of work, but afterwards is was definitely worth it!
Here is the step-by-step process of the cake! First I covered the three tiers in white, light pink, and deep pink. Then I used an impression mat to make the dot imprint and cross-hatch imprint. You just push the mat onto the fondant while it is still soft and then continue to follow the pattern around the cake.
I then used my pearl maker to make pearls to go around each cake layer.
Next I added a ribbon band and made two different bows for the tiers.
I used royal icing to pipe little hearts on the cross-hatch pattern and then painted them with silver luster dust.
I then added the bands and bows to the tiers and sprayed the whole cake with pearl luster dust.
Lastly I added my hand-made crown…which was very tedious by the way! I had many problems with it not drying and collapsing, but finally (with my prayers) it stayed up!
A few weeks back I also got the great opportunity to make cookies for Mattel! They were having a creative meeting for the upcoming 50th anniversary of Barbie and had me make cookies with their printed images on them and some cupcakes to go along with it. I had a blast making them and seeing all of their great ideas!
I would love to hear what you thought about the cake and cookies!