Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Style: Romantic, Retro / Vintage
I found a feather brooch at a craft store and made a mold out of it. Pressing white fondant into the mold I was able to make a lot of sugar feathers. Cute but not the WOW factor I was looking for. So I moistened each central vain with edible gum glue and tapped on disco dust with an artists brush. Still not quite satisfied, I purchased a peacock feather stencil and made impressions here and there with royal icing and accented them with disco dust. The two lovebirds were purchased, stripped of their pink sequins, brushed with school glue and sprinkled with disco dust to match the feathers. I chose the teardrop or paisley shaped pans for the cake because of the feather shape. This isn't a difficult design, just time consuming so I have to give it an advanced rating.
What was your inspiration?
Brides were requesting peacocks - or peacock feathers included in their wedding cake designs.
What are you most proud of?
Proud of the design. Most brides want an all white cake, this design gives them what they want plus the WoW factor they're hoping for.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
If you can find a feather pin or brooch, purchase food safe molding compound at your large craft store to make the mold out of, Look for a cutter that's pretty close to the feather's size, A cutter will save you a lot of time cutting each feather out.