Wow, things have been crazy around here and I haven't written lately and I have so much to tell you. First- I'd like to share with you this cake. My friend and employee Cara is expecting, and for her shower I wanted to give her a really special cake. After I secretly found out her favorite flavors- Almond Poppy seed and Red Velvet I tied to come up with a design concept. Her shower theme was "feathering the nest" and she has a really cool punk-rock style so I decided to go with a fun tattoo theme.I set to work baking the cakes, filling and stacking the layers, and chilling the tiers. I admit I've never worked with fondant on this scale (mainly because I don't think it tastes good). I colored the fondant in bright shades and rolled and cut some designs to apply to the cake. The birds and nest were made from gum paste that was tinted and sculpted. With help from my brother Grant, the fondant work went surprisingly easy and the design really came out perfect.
Cara was really happy with the cake and it tasted delicious. I'm looking forward to making some more fondant decorated cakes in the future.