I should first mention that this was my very first attempt at using fondant or making a creative cake of any kind. My mom’s 23rd anniversary of her 50th birthday is coming up soon and I wanted to do something special for her. I am not known for my creativity or craftiness, so the decision to make a detailed cake with fondant was not made lightly. Here are some pictures to help explain how it all went down.
I baked a white cake using two 8″ round pans.
Placed a thin layer of whipped butter cream on the bottom layer of the cake.
Added a layer of fresh sliced strawberries on top of the icing on the bottom layer.
Placed the top layer on the cake and added a thin layer of butter cream icing.
Kneaded the fondant in powdered sugar to make it more pliable.
Colored the fondant using Wilton gel color in red and purple.
At this point, I began to roll out the red fondant for the main covering of the cake. Things got a little dicey here, so unfortunately, I forgot to take more pictures. Once I added the red fondant to the cake, I smoothed it down and rolled out the purple fondant into a strip for the bottom of the hat. When everything was added, I cut off the excess red fondant from the edges and shaped them into waves with my fingers. A few flowers and an ostrich feather were added for some flare and the finished product was a Red Hat Society cake for my mom!
So, what do you think?