I’ve done a Hot Pink & Lime Green Pom-Pom cake before (see a pic here on Facebook), but my camera was out of commission at the time so the pictures were pretty blurry. But this time, I got some better pics and I wanted to share with you!
This cake is super easy to put together and I think almost anybody can do it! All you need is a baked cake, frosting in the color(s) you desire and enough grass tips (Wilton #233) for each color. Oh, and strong hands that won’t quit on you… all the piping is hard on the hands!!
First, you’ll start by preparing your cake and if you’re doing 2 layers – stacking it up and putting on a crumb coat. You can see my (very old) posts on putting a cake together here.
For this cake, I baked vanilla cake and made vanilla buttercream. I divided the frosting into 3 bowls – coloring one green and one pink (I used Americolor Electric gel colors) and leaving the 3rd white. I put the frosting into bags with the grass tips, then I just randomly piped on the pom-poms.
I started by putting lots of random white pom-poms all over, then I did the same with green, then pink. I still had lots of holes and bare spots, so I repeated the process until it was completely covered.
Unlike the first cake, which I left plain (and it was beautiful), for this cake I added Brees’ name and age to the top! I used my funky alphabet cutters for her name, then I rolled out a long rope of fondant and shaped a “2”, then slightly flattened it with my small rolling pin.
I put “backing” on the letters and numbers by laying them out on pink fondant, then cutting out the background with an Xacto knife.
And that’s it! You can do this cake in any colors you like… favorite colors, rainbow colors, school colors, etc. The possibilities are endless!
Do you have any questions about this cake? Leave me a comment and I’ll try to answer and help out ! Have you done a cake like this? Send me a pic!