Saturday, July 24, 2010

Butterflies and Blossom Birthday Cake for Lana.

Today was spent putting together this pretty birthday cake for my cousin, Lana, who is turning 20 at the weekend. She requested a dark chocolate mudcake, colour theme white and purple, butterflies and flowers, but the design left up to me. I have done a wedding cake in a similar theme a while back, so used this as a guide.

The cake is filled and covered in dark chocolate ganache and covered in fondant. The butterflies and blossoms are made from modelling paste. I used three different sized blossoms and small butterflies and the design just evolved as I was decorating the cake. The writing is done with royal icing.

The butterflies on wires add some height to the cake and the rope border finishes the cake off nicely. I have the cake displayed on my gorgeous new black cake stand, that arrived in the post yesterday!

Happy 20th birthday Lana, enjoy your dinner and cake tonight.

Mrs KT :)

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