Monday, July 13, 2009

The Cake

I didn't take pictures of all the steps involved with making Alli's cake - but I have a few. This was also my first time making chocolate icing.
The bottom layer was chocolate cake with chocolate icing. I cut the cake in half to put a layer of icing in the middle as well. After I put the icing on, I rolled out the fontant and placed it over the icing, smoothing it as well as I could
The middle layer was white cake and white buttercream icing. Again, I put a layer of icing in the middle as well.

I made the white roses out of the excess I trimmed off the sides of the cake after covering it. They weren't perfect by any means, but they turned out pretty good.

My initial thought was to do a multi-colored striped layer, then a multi colored polka-dot layer, but after coloring part of the fondant with pink food coloring and turning my hands and counter pink, I thought... pink will be good enough. :)

The finished cake with the "e" on Alli before she saw it.

I won't say I'll never do another fondant cake, but it will be a while. :)


Misty said...

That looks so good!! I don't think that I have ever had a cake with fondant, but it looks yummy!
Thanks for sharing!

Katie said...

I guess it's not too bad, just time consuming and it kinda hard. It does not taste good at all - doesnt' really have a taste in my opinion, others think it tastes like plastic, most people peel it off before eating the cake. If I had the time, I might work with it more, but it is mostly a just for looks thing. :)

Barb said...

Peel off the frosting?? Who does THAT?? It is such a fun cake to look at no matter what! I'll bet the extra frosting on the inside sure was yummy! Neato pics, K!