For Jack’s Christmas Elf cake, his mom wanted to do Christmas, but not traditional red and green. She opted instead to do a beautiful theme with blues, white, silver and a even a little green (I wish I had pics of her home to show you – it was beautifully decorated!). For the cake, I stuck with white, a tiny bit of silver luster dust, and shades of blue.
The “star” of this cake was the elf topper. I was really excited about making this little guy. I wish my pics had been better. It was a gloomy, dark, rainy day when I finished the cake and I was sad that pics weren’t a better representation of the color and shimmer on this cake
But either way, “Jack” the elf (I started calling him that) was just my favorite thing. He was made almost completely out of Satin Ice Gum Paste. I used sugar glue to assemble him on a wooden skewer. His eyes were black sugar pearls.
It’s hard to see in most of the front-facing pics, but I even did curly little ends on his shoes. And then I dusted him with luster dust for a tiny bit of shimmer!
Each tier had 2 layers of vanilla cake, filled and frosted with vanilla buttercream. They were 6″ and 10″ round cakes. It was covered and completely decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant (except for “Jack”).
I used letter cutters from the Wilton 50pc ABC & 123 cutters to do Jack’s name. You can also see how I make fondant numbers for cakes here (a tutorial!).
And that’s it! Do you have any questions about this cake? Please leave me a comment or question and I’ll answer and help out if I can!