Sunday, October 16, 2011
This week, I had the pleasure of doing another cake for my friend's daughter who was turning 5. Last year I did the Mermaid cake and cupcakes for her. The little girl wanted a cake with farm animals on it, so after getting some inspiration from a lot of ideas on the web, I settled for something like this. It was a lot of fun making all the fondant animals. The cake was an eggless butter cake filled with jam and cream, 4 layers in each tier and it weighed a ton! lol I used thick pearl tea (or bubble tea as some of you might know it) straws as dowels to support the top tier.
Here at the top of the cake is a little duck pond.
The grass, vines and leaves around the cake were piped in green buttercream icing. Everything else was made of fondant.
The cupcakes were covered in a rose buttercream swirl and I added a fondant butterfly to each.
I did the fence and wooden sign in chocolate fondant and used an impression mat with a wood texture to give it a more realistic look.
Mum and daughter loved the cake and I was very happy with the results too. I will have a little tutorial up soon about how to make the little ladybugs and bees. Stay tuned! :)