Pearl Swag Cake

Pearl Swag Stencil Cake

This is my favorite cake to date.  My most recent cake is always my favorite, I don’t know why.  Maybe it’s because I get a little better with every cake I make?  That’s possible. Whatever the reason, I’m really proud of this cake!  I was asked to make it light blue with hanging seahorses.  Those were the only requirements.  I wasn’t entirely sure what I was going to do until I remembered that I had this cake stencil that I have never used.  I was so excited to finally use it because I love it.  It is so elegant and girly!  The seahorses gave me a little more trouble.  I piped them directly onto the cake using white royal icing.  I’m always really nervous when piping directly onto the cake but they came out really pretty if I do say so myself.

Blue and White Pearl Swag Stencil Cake

I love using stencils, they are a great way to apply an intricate design in a short amount of time.  I just tape the stencil to the cake using blue painters tape and apply a thinned out royal icing using a small palette knife.  Then I carefully peel back the stencil and voila! A perfect pearl swag design appears!

White and Blue Fantasy Gumpaste Flowers

These gumpaste flowers were really easy to make.  I used Wilton’s fantasy flower tutorial with a few modifications.  I didn’t need a ton of specialty equipment.  Mostly I just needed heart shaped cookie cutters (who doesn’t own a million of those!) and a regular and mini cupcake pan to dry the flowers in.  If you don’t own those you can buy some muffin tins; they are super cheap and disposable!  If you want to ruffle the edges you would need a gumpaste ball tool and a foam mat.  Those are staple tools in flower making so if you are interested in making sugar flowers you may want to invest in those two tools.

Fantasy Flowers on a Pearl Swag Stencil Cake

The only other requirement I was given was to include a small rainbow with a pot of gold at the end.  It sounds pretty strange, but the birthday girl was surprised at her party with a trip to Ireland!  What a great gift!  I decided to sneak the rainbow on the cake board behind the cake.  Here’s it is:

Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow

I think the rainbow added a cute touch to the cake.  I hope the birthday girl was surprised by her cake and her amazing gift, I know I would be!

  • Terree

    That is a gorgeous cake! Kitchen-tested posted it on FB, so I clicked through to have a look. 🙂

  • I’m not a baker nor do I have patience for cake decorating. But I do know a beautiful cake when I see one and this cake is absolutely breathtaking!

    • Thanks Chanie! I have all the patience in the world.

  • this cake is beautiful! i love the pot of gold!