June 23, 2011

A "Bling" Cake, Complete with Tiara!!

I had a Client contact me late last week asking for a cake for her girlfriend's 40th Birthday. She sent me a picture of what she was looking for and asked if I could replicate it. It was a very pretty cake, complete with lots of "bling" but it looked like something I could create, so I accepted.

Now if you look back in all of my previous cakes, it has been a while since I had done a two tiered cake, let alone something covered in Fondant, so I was nervous about how this would work out. I bought my fondant, as I didn't have time to try and make it on my own, and plus I needed a lot of black, and well, I am never attempting to dye black fondant:) Anyways, I bought the Duff Goldman Fondant in black to use for the first time. I had had many students in my class use it before so I knew it was a little on the softer side, but I had no idea just how soft it was until I started working with it. Honestly, not my favorite fondant medium to work with. I imagine it would be great for covering a cake in, but for doing detailed work and cutouts, I honestly don't recommend it. Most of my diamond shapes I had to resculpt after I cut because it was so soft trying to get it off the board.

Anyways,  I started off with a huge mass of Hot Pink Fondant..

I had to color this myself, and it took me about 45 minutes kneading it to get the color right. Needless to say I wouldn't recommend doing this a few days before a wedding, as my hands are now nicely colored hot pink:)

Once the fondant was colored, I had to covered my cake..

Yeah, I know, my pics suck big time:)

So once the tiers were done, now the fun part.. actually adding the decorations to the cake. I managed to get a good chunk of work done while my kids napped. For once they cooperated and slept/played quietly for about 1.5 hours.. Enough time to get a few things done at least.
Soon after, my bottom tier was in progress.

And then after a few more hours of time alone at night with no distractions, I was able to complete to "masterpiece".

I must admit, I was pretty pleased with how it turned out. (Again, the pic is crap... Maybe one day I'll get a good one). The Tiara is full sized and wearable, there is a pink ring in the center and the tiers are "blinged up" with Pink necklaces. A little something for the Birthday Girl to wear for her night out:)

Considering how little time I had to actually work on this, and the rustiness of my working with fondant, I was pretty impressed with what I created.. Now to hope my client is thrilled with the results:)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kelly, I love the cake. I have a problem maybe you can help me with. My client sent me a picture of a cake that she wants done in fuchsia. When I mixed my first batch (pink and purple fondant, it came out dull. The picture that she sent me the looks like your pink. Can you tell me if you used only the hot pink or did you mix it with something else.