This is a cake made to look like a MacKenzie-Childs cake plate. My friend asked me to replicate a special cake plate that her mother-in-law once owned that had recently broken. She absolutely loved this cake plate and was sad when it broke; especially since the company no longer makes this design.
The flowers are all painted by hand. I used gel food colors for my paint. Since the gel colors are very thick, I used some vodka to thin them out until I had a nice watercolor consistency. I hand painted the checkerboard pattern on the cake board too.
Here is the other side of the cake plate. This was my first time painting a cake and I really enjoyed it! It brought me back to art class in high school. I loved that class, it was definitely my favorite subject in school.
I carved ridges at the top of the cake to replicate the ridges in the top of the cake plate. It was a little hard to paint but that little detail really brings the cake plate to life.
Here is the top view of the cake. I painted those loop details with gold airbrush color and topped it off with a knob made of chocolate brown fondant. I love how this cake turned out! I still can’t believe that I actually made it!