Sunday, February 14, 2010

Dave Matthew's Dancing Nancy Valentine

Posted by Jennifer at 2:48 PM

Bill wanted a unique Valentine's Day cake and thought that Dancing Nancy would be a good way to personalize this holiday for his wife. When he started describing what he wanted, I finally had to ask, "Is this a Valentine's Day cake...?" :) He wanted the Dave Matthews Dancing Nancy on top and DMB on it (Dave Matthews Band). I added in a few roses and hearts and Bill was pretty happy with the end result.


This was my first attempt at a cake that's shaped this way (Ah! I don't know what it's called!). It's wider on the top and tapers in on the bottom. It's amazing what an electric turkey carver can do in the right hands. haha. All of the decorations are made out of marshmallow fondant, including the roses. I modeled the hearts after a cake I saw on Cake Central (I apologize for not getting your name). I cut red fondant into tiny strips and then rolled the ends inward. After letting them dry for a bit, they were nice and east to put on the cake. The letters and the Dancing Nancy are painted with silver shimmer dust to make it shine just a little more. It was red velvet cake to match the holiday layered with buttercream. Happy Chocolate Eating Day everyone!

3 comments:

losie said...

well done bud!! i HEART DMB, and this cake is beautiful!

Bill on February 22, 2010 at 9:06 PM said...

Jennifer,
Thanks so much! She really LOVED it!
Bill
ps.will use you again.

Kelly on April 13, 2010 at 11:01 PM said...

That logo is spot on! You rock.

 

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