Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Style: Whimsical, Cute
Cherry chip cake mix, buttercream frosting and marshmallow fondant.
What was your inspiration?
Cake decorating contest at my son's school. Since the theme was favorite activity, I just had to make some sort of quilt cake. We have a good friend who has been decorating cakes with fondant for a few years, so I asked him for help.
What are you most proud of?
That it came out cute. Won "Simply Elegant" and "Best Choice Theme" awards.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
It was really fun working with the fondant (kind of like playing with play dough). Plan out your pattern (my quilt was kind of crooked on the bed). It was really fun to do, but I was in a hurry and it is a little sloppy for my usual perfectionism. You don't need a special occasion for a cake, have fun and experiment so when that special occasion comes up it will be easier (and less stressful of course).