The Hand-Painted Cake »
Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Buttercream frosting in different colors and piping gel.
What was your inspiration?
My friend asked me to make this cake for her son's birthday. He loves dolphins and whales so I found a children's illustration online and reproduced it. Instead of painting on fondant, which my friend didn't want, I painted in buttercream.
What are you most proud of?
It may not look it in the picture but this is a monster cake four layers thick and 12 by 18 inches wide.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Prep first. Sketch out a design, decide on your colors and then bake. Make your frosting. And then have fun.