Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Style: Whimsical, Casual
Lemon cake with Cabernet Blackberry buttercream covered with fondant and finished with a hand painted custom wine label
What was your inspiration?
My client is a wine enthusiast and was having his 40th birthday party. I wanted to create something fun for him.
What are you most proud of?
This was a challenge for me because the cake was quite large (although you can't tell in the picture) and the fondant was dark colored and unforgiving. It also took over 2 hours just to hand paint the label for the wine. I wish I had taken a detailed picture! :)
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Get a buddy to help you when putting fondant on a vertical cake. You can try to putting the cake on its side to roll it, but when the shape is abnormal having a partner to help is just much easier.