I don't think I've ever been so excited to post about a cake before. I am so proud of this cake! I volunteered to make it for my friend's daughter's sixth birthday. I had been planning it for the last few weeks and it was just rewarding to see it come to life. I think I probably went a little overboard, but you only turn six once!
This is my second attempt working with fondant and it went a lot better this time. For one, I used different brand which tasted absolutely delicious. I also took my time and read up on techniques a bit before I got started. I still have a lot to learn, but I'll get there. I plan to take a few classes soon, I just need to just sign up.
The speakers, cake, and cupcakes were made of chocolate cake, filled with vanilla pastry cream. They were topped with a thin coat of milk chocolate ganache and a basic vanilla buttercream I spray painted with Witon Color Mist spray (totally fun!). The dancers were made out of gum paste that I created using clip art that I cut out and used as a stencil. I traced each one with an edible ink marker and eventually painted them with food coloring gel thinned with vodka.
The look on Chloe's face made all the work totally worth it. I think I may have spoiled her a bit. Can you imagine what her wedding cake will look like?! :-) I got a little carried away taking pictures. Check out the lot of them here, or just sit back and watch the show!