Thursday, September 4, 2008

Project Birthday Cake Finale!

Pastel Flowers-Check.
3 tiers-Check.
Chocolate and Vanilla Buttercream-Check.
"Happy Birthday" slogan-Check.

Well, I did it! After an entire week of hard work it finally paid off! Little by little I pieced everything together last night to create a pastel masterpiece! The assembly of this cake took about 5 hours yesterday. Each tier is filled with chocolate buttercream while being iced with vanilla buttercream. The biggest and bottom tier is 3 layers and the middle and top tier are each 2 layers.  I was most nervous about the stacking of this cake which was my first experience. I was worried that I wouldn't center it properly thus creating smudges all throughout the cake, however, it was a huge success! I piped pink flowers around the bases of each tier and, using royal icing as a glue, "pasted" the pastel flowers to the middle and top tier. 

I piped "Happy Birthday Mickey J." along the bottom tier and finished off the top of the cake with a rainbow which I totally free-handed!  Shown here:

I'm really excited to present this cake to the birthday girl! I hope she enjoys it as much as I enjoyed creating it!


Megan said...

WOW! You did a smashing job - and I totally stole your ideas - I used the chocolate and vanilla buttercreams for a cake I am working on right now. They are really good, and I'm glad I tried them. It's always good to have more than one recipe to work from.

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