InstructionsFirst I baked one 12X18 inch chocolate cake and one 12X18 inch white almond sour cream cake. You can use any flavor you like. You will need a crusting buttercream to frost the cakes. Then I cut each one in half. Place the first half of the chocolate cake on a cake board and frost the top. Then place the second half on top and frost the top of it. Do this with the white cake as well except ...
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Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
This was one tier dark chocolate fudge cake and one layer white almond sour cream cake with american buttercream frosting and marshmallow fondant 3-D figures (Baby, blanket, mushrooms, leaves, flowers and ladybugs). The buttercream was scratched with a fork and then airbrushed with food gels diluted in clear vanilla extract.
What was your inspiration?
My step-daughter's friend was having a "Baby RealTree" Baby Shower and only asked that I make something that would be in that type of theme. She really loved what I came up with.
What are you most proud of?
This was my first time ever using my airbrush, so I was very nervous. I was very pleased with the final results.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
If you are a beginner, do a little reading. There are lots of places to get info on cake decorating on the internet. You can get info here from craftsy, cakecentral.com, on Facebook at Sugar Teachers, and I also have a blog for newbies called cakenewbies.blogspot.com. The more you study the art of it, the easier time you will have doing it, and the more you will enjoy doing it. Believe me, if you don't it can become very stressful and frustrating, and that takes all the fun out of it.