First of all, let me start by saying that I am so overwhelm by all the supportive comments that I received from my previous post when I mention that i was going to do a wedding cake this spring. You are all awesome! Thank you for sharing my enthusiasm. I will be hitting some cake supply stores pretty soon to pick out some tools, colorings and also shop for inspiration. I will update you on my ideas once I have them all finalize.
Speaking of cakes, I would like to share with you the cake I baked last year on my dad’s 60th birthday. I did a two tier red velvet cake. I baked the bottom tier in a ten inch square cake pan and then the top tier in an eight inch square cake pan. Each tier consists of four layers of cake filled with cream cheese frosting.
Then, I frosted the entire cake using vanilla buttercream tinted by mixing two different shades of blue. I also use fondant flowers and leaves cut-out in different shapes using a deep brown color to decorate the cake. I was inspired by the embroidery look for this cake however; I didn’t want it to be too over the top or girly since this was for my dad. But I think that the deep dark colors on the flower cut outs and the rich blue background does complement each other really well.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get a shot of the innards; I got carried away at the party and only realize it when I was cleaning up the cake crumbs from the empty cake board.
I guess we can all agree that baking cakes like these can be time consuming and at times it can get stressful, but the end results are always very rewarding.