Thursday, July 3, 2008

Born On The 4th Of July

Back in February, I began planning a cake for a woman who would be celebrating her 30th birthday on July 4th. I have been so excited for so long to make this cake!
This was my first battle with a loopy bow. She really wanted the bow and the number 30 on top, so I tried my darnedest to put them both on there. Loopy bows, it turns out, are tricky. I bought a Kitchen Aid Pasta Attachment with the sole purpose of making these bows. It rolls the gumpaste out impossibly thin, which supposedly makes the bow look more like ribbon. What I discovered was that it also makes the loops incredibly brittle. I cannot tell you how many pieces broke while trying to assemble it!
Bygones be bygones, it still turned out cute. I love the color theme.
For the wired stars, I really have to give a big THANKYOU to my friend Christi, who told me that if I heated the wire with a flame (like with a candle), that the fondant would melt to the wire and make it stick. OMG-it worked perfectly and I will never have to deal with sliding fondant decorations again!
I also painted the stars with Silver Highlighter and Vodka to make them shiny. I hope she likes it!
For fun, I also did a 1 tiered version of the over the top birthday cake. Pretty cute!


Anonymous said...

Both of the cakes are so cute the 30 year old girl will love it!

Heather said...

Love hte 4th of July birthday cake. so cute! Really like the star details on the diamonds.

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