This cake was made for a made for a manicurist on her birthday.
The roses are made out of lavender gumpaste. All the other accessories are made out of fondant. (Update! I was recently asked how I made the foam toe separators and it has been about 4 years since I made this cake and I had no idea. These days, I’m making custom cutters, so I designed a cutter that will make this shape for you, easy peasy! Purchase it here-in my shop.)
The emery boards or nail files are made of pink fondant. After I shaped them, I brushed them with clear piping gel and dipped them in granulated sugar. I let them dry overnight. Once they were dry, they felt so real!
I absolutely love the way the bottom tier of this cake turned out. It looks like a rainbow colored zebra! I covered the cake in white fondant and then airbrushed it rainbow colors. Before applying the zebra print, the cake was really bright and scary. I was nervous that it would not look sophisticated enough. Once I started striping the cake I knew it would look okay. The black really toned down the brightness and it came out better than expected!
Happy Birthday Zina!
P.S. I think I’ll go get a manicure now. My all time favorite color is Essie’s “Sugar Daddy”. What’s your favorite color?