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! :)


  1. Happy birthday to me, too!! It was beautiful and delicious, as always!!


  2. wow!! yet another beautiful creation. I wish you many more birthdays to come and much success in Life.

  3. Beautiful cake, more like a piece of art than something to eat. Very nice, good for you!

  4. This cake is great! Love the SugarVeil! Your work is excellent and the work itself comes off as you having a lot of fun!