This cake was for a lady celebrating her 77th birthday! I think that definitely deserves a cake!!
Her daughter told me she loved butterflies and flowers… and light blue, yellow and mint green.
I did my best to work all that into a cake. Specifically, she told me that she liked this cake I made for Sarah’s birthday a couple of years ago. Looking back, I see so much that was wrong with that cake (and the pics I took), but even with my self-critique, I did love that cake and Sarah did too!
Anyway, I set out to recreate that cake. But make it better. Softer and prettier and a little more polished. And with a lot less cornstarch on the inside of the bow (ha!). Looking at it now, I think this style of cake would also be pretty for a wedding or baby shower… or even a wedding cake!
Instead of flat butterflies and flowers, I made them 3-D… and with more texture. My bows have definitely improved since then, although I struggle with every single one I make! You can see how to make poofy bows here.
Anyway, here’s the rundown on the tools/materials I used for this cake:
- Marshmallow Fondant (MMF) – to cover the cake and make all decorations
- Americolor Gel Colors: Lemon Yellow, Sky Blue, and Leaf Green
- Tylose (added to the MMF for the bow and butterflies)
- White Almond Bark – to glue the bow together and glue it to the cake, and to glue on the butterflies
- FMM Ribbon Cutter – for the ribbons and bow
- PME Butterfly Plunger/Cutters
- Flower Plunger/Cutter from the Wilton Gum Paste Flowers Set
- Silicone Pearl Mold
Did I miss anything? Any questions about this cake? Please leave them in the comments and I’m happy to answer & help!