Birthday CakeMarch 19, 2012
Melissa turned 30 this year and we celebrated in style! Here is the cake I made her for her big day!
The cake is a white cake with buttercream icing. I baked two 8 inch cakes one night, glazed them in apricot glaze and then refrigerated them. The next day I made buttercream icing from scratch and iced the cake. I covered the buttercream in a buttercream fondant from the Duff line of baking products. It tasted much better than the wilton fondant and was easier to use.
I am never able to get my fondant perfectly smooth (see below) so if you have any advice, please share.
I piped white buttercream for the pearls along the bottom and black-ish buttercream for the fringe. The flapper girl and words are written in a fondant marker I bought at a local store.
It was really delicious and gone fast!