Cake decorating is addictive!
A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes that he has got the biggest piece. --Paul Gauguin
Kim and I took a cake decorating class together last year. We still enjoy decorating together. This year we decided to branch out into the world of fondant. We offered to make the cake for the celebration of our grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary.
50 years is AMAZING!
My Grandpa Dan &
are my heroes.
I want to grow up
to be just like them!
We spent hours making a two-tiered cake. One was chocolate with a raspberry filling. The other was white with a lemon filling. We layered each with white fondant and stacked them. Next we piped a design that included their initials. We used gold pearl dust to paint those accents. Small and large flowers, both with gold accents, were added. We created the numbers 5 and 0 using melted chocolate and a template. Once they had hardened, we painted the numbers gold and added them to the top of the cake. The final accent was gold ribbon around the bottom of each tier.
We were VERY pleased with the result:
Because we didn't feel like that took enough of our time :) we also make some cake pops that we covered in white chocolate and painted gold.
The anniversary celebration was a wonderful event. Everyone loved the cake, especially our grandparents. Their reaction made all of our time and hard work worth it!