There is no cake I love making more than a girly princess cake! This cake was made to celebrate Brie’s 21st birthday. The bottom tier is a classic quilt pattern that is studded with edible sugar pearls, 100 pearls to be exact!
Here is a close up of the tiara. I made the tiara out of gumpaste because it hardens much more than fondant making it less fragile. I rolled out some white fondant, cut out the tiara shape and wrapped it around a can that I had placed on it’s side. While the gumpaste was drying, I decorated it with more gumpaste. Once the tiara was left to dry for a few days, I was able to airbrush it silver. The tiara says “Princess Me” which is a nickname that the birthday girl is called by her mom. I thought that was really cute!
Here is a fun side view of the cake. I placed “Brie” on the band of the bow. I obviously had to add a shimmery pearl border to each tier.
Here is another fun shot of the other side of the bow. Here is where I added the number “21″ in a fun and funky font.
This is my favorite part of this cake, the satin gumpaste bow! I made each loop separately out of white gumpaste and allowed them to dry overnight. Then I attached them to the cake using stiff royal icing. Finally I finished the bow off with a loop of gumpaste in the center. I airbrushed the bow (and the whole cake) with pearl shimmer color. It gave the bow the look of satin and I love it! Happy 21st birthday Brie!