I have decided to make my little girls birthday cake myself to make the event even more special this year
i always loved butterflies so decided that will be the theme of the cake. This will be my first ever cake so I am excited at nervous at the same time, really dont want to mess it up.
It'll be a 2 tiered pink cake covered in fondant. at the bottom of each cake i will decorate with some hot pink and lime green pearls.
I will make 3 different sizes of butterflies out of the same colour fondant(not flat ones) and will colour them with purple, pink and lime green edible glitter. they will be stuck on the cake in a spiral and the biggest butterfly will be on the top.
I will put 2 candles on top of the cake (i prefer them than number ones)- one pink and one green (main colour theme of the cake) and will put glitter on their holders.
I am watching loads of videos of how to decorate cakes etc. but I could do with any advice any of you might have.
One question! do i have to put buttercream icing underneath the fondant or can that be left out or can anything else be used instead?
Oh that sounds so pretty! I love the icing with pearls idea. . I may work that in to my idea as well! Good luck with your first cake!
To answer your question, yes you need to use icing underneath the fondant. This is what holds it to the cake.
Thank you! if it turns out to be the way I imagined it, it will be perfect for my little one
Her birthday is not till October so until then I keep doing my research and possibly make a test cake lol
That's great! Practice (and PATIENCE) makes perfect!!
How exciting! Yes, you should at least crumb coat the cakes. The BC will help the fondant stick to the cake. Any idea on how you plan on securing the butterflies to the cake? Maybe RI will do the trick. Good luck
yes, I will be using RI hopefully it will work just fine
I will post pictures of my success (or possible disaster )
That would be lovely! I'm sure you will do great, I also forgot to mention that some people dislike the taste of fondant and that way if you have a bit of BC on there they will be able to peal away the Fondant and still have some icing on there. HTH
thank you for the advice, I really appreciate it