Monday, June 29, 2009

Marin County Fair Cake: Days 4 & 5

Day 4 & 5: Finishing Touches and Delivery
Hours: Oh heck, I've totally lost track, 3? 4? more?

The middle layer looked like is was wanting something, so I took Silke's brilliant suggestion and added butterflies.

I cut hearts from fondant, then trimmed off the bottoms. I rolled one of these triangles into the bodies for each of the butterflies.

Then I sponged pink and purple food coloring to the edges, and piped pink and purple dots and the feelers.

Once that was done, the top layer started to look a like it wanted something, so I added two rows of pink beads.

I mushed leftover fondant together and used it to cover the cake circles

And finally - it's done!

Overall I'm very happy with how it looks, and it was great fun to make and learn more about working with fondant - such as the color will really, really fade if it's exposed to sun. Live and learn.

Now it's up to the judges!

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  1. This is very cool Lara. I hope you win.

  2. You'd have my vote even if I weren't your mother:)
    Move over Duff GOldman