Friday, July 30, 2010
Now, I'll begin by saying that with most cakes, I decorate each tier (almost) fully and then put the tiers together. I found that the stripes on this cake went on much better when I put the whole cake together and then started applying the fondant stripes. Trying to handle those stripes once they were on the cake was not going to be pretty!
I started with the bottom tier, then mixed my leftover chocolate fondant with white to make the graduated coloring for the tiers. For the monogram, I cut a circle from modeling chocolate and let it dry on a curved flower former. Then I hand painted the "W" monogram using brown luster dust and the accented it with gold luster dust.
This was a grooms cake, but I have a wedding coming soon using this same stripe design for a wedding cake. I can't wait to see how this thing looks in white!
Have a great weekend everybody!!