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!