This cake was made for a birthday celebration. I was asked to make it a few days before the party so I was told I can do whatever I want. That’s my favorite request! I always have design ideas that I want to try. I have been itching to make an edible brooch to dress up a gum paste bow.
I love how it worked out! To make it, I used a flower cutter to cut the shape out of the blue gum paste. Then, using royal icing, I attached edible pearls on each petal. I used a button mold to create the center button shape. Using silver luster dust mixed with vodka, I painted the button and let it dry to the touch. I attached the button with more royal icing.
I applied royal icing using a cake stencil to create this design on the bottom tier. This is only my second time using a cake stencil. I’m getting better at it but it is a tough technique!
I cut out hundreds of little gum paste flowers for this cake. I gave them some shape using a ball tool. Then each flower was dusted with shimmery green petal dust. To achieve the rounded top of the cake I cut a styrofoam ball in half and covered it with fondant. Then I attached each flower with royal icing. I think this is my favorite cake yet!