After a long week of engineering grad school, I worked again this evening at Apple-Butter Bakery. Here's today's creation:
When I got there this afternoon, this cake was already crumb-coated. I covered it in fondant and did all of the quilting and pillowing.
For the first time ever, I got to use an airbrush!
I airbrushed the entire cake in pink and then went over it with purple to make the color richer. I finished it off with a pearl sheen all over. The camera doesn't fully capture the color-- I was really happy with how it came out.
I made pearls for the edges using a pearl mold and airbrushed those as well. The tassels on each of the corners were made using an extruder. Getting the pearls to stay on was a real pain in the butt, but I ultimately prevailed... ;)
Finally, I made some fantasy flowers.
The cake as shown is incomplete-- it will have a princess crown on it and a little banner with the birthday girl's name.
More sugary goodness coming your way soon... :)