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Sunday, January 30, 2011
2011 Birthday Cake
Yes, I cheated a little. ;)
I used the same cake that I had the gum paste stiletto on (in my previous post) and after removing the stiletto, made it a two tier cake that I brought to my joint birthday party. The bottom tier is a 10" round in butter cake with Kahlua icing.
The 6" cake was was chocolate with chocolate buttercream, covered in red fondant, and I tried a new technique/ medium called SugarVeil. I used the SugarVeil icing colored black to create the fishnet effect that I draped over the cake. SugarVeil icing is related to royal icing but goes through a 'flexible' stage when it is dry on the surface but can be manipulated like fabric. I got some as a gift from my parents for my birthday-- thanks Mom and Dad! :)
I also added some isomalt gem stones to the top tier and finished it with a fondant bow in black and cheetah.
Happy Birthday to me! :)