Saturday, February 28, 2009

Flubber/Flower cake

I had leftover fondant from McQueen, so I thought it would be fun to do another cake with it. Our family had a little party for several of us who have birthdays the last week of Feb/first week of March, so I made a cake!

I baked two round lemon cakes, chilled and frosted them.

Then I covered the cake in yellow fondant. Fondant is really pretty easy to put on a cake. Just roll it out in plenty of cornstarch and using the rolling pin, lay it on top of the cake. Pull it a little and smooth down the sides, working around the cake.

Cut off the excess fondant and viola!

I didn't have any flower cookie cutters, so I fashioned this funny looking flower out of floral wire. It doesn't look perfect, but it has the sort of cute whimsical look I was going for.

When I started cutting out flowers and laying them on, I realized that they look like flubber. Remember the movie?

But when I added the whites of the flowers in they looked alot better, much to my relief. :)

Ready to transport to the party.

I also added some red fondant to the bottom for a more finished look.


My Sweet & Saucy said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Good luck with all of your baking and decorating! said...

That is so pretty! You're great with that fondant!

Alkemie said...

The cake is so cute! It's beautiful :) Although purple is one of my all time favorite colors, I do love red too :) I have accessories in red.

Karen O.