Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Quilted Shimmer Cake

Posted by Jennifer at 11:14 PM
Sylvia wanted a simple and elegant cake for Krystal's birthday. She wanted to incorporate gold and shimmer into the cake with a quilted design. This woman knew exactly what she wanted and I love that! I added a bow to give it a little more detail and then added edible pearls for the corners of the diamonds.

The cake was Lemonberry (lemon cake layered with raspberry cream filling and buttercream) and then it was covered in homemade marshmallow fondant with a MMF bow as well. I sprayed the cake with edible pearl shimmer and then the bow and sign with edible gold shimmer. I actually don't use a quilting mat or a diamond cutter to make the pattern but instead, I measure the circumference of the cake and then use a needle to poke the spots where the lines should meet. Then I take a straightedge and carefully press it into the side of the soft fondant. The hard part about this method is that if I miss it by even a fraction of an inch, I have to take it off and start again. On the other hand, this way, I'm able to adjust the size of the diamonds to fit each cake. Ah, so much fun! :)


Angie on April 17, 2011 at 9:26 PM said...

I love this cakes and all of your cakes, you do a great job! I was wondering what kind of paint you use on the fondant? I have started to make cakes and have always wondered how to do that.

Miles In Murray on April 19, 2011 at 12:45 PM said...

I was the girl that showed up with Sylvia to pick up the cake! This cake was good. I have followed your blog ever since and when I get married(hopefully someday :)) You will be making my wedding cake :) Great work!


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