I am never out of ideas when it comes to pretty cakes. This cake was made for a Great Gatsby/art deco themed wedding party. I was asked to add feathers and pearls as well as make it pink, ivory, and gold. This cake turned out even prettier than I had in mind!
Here is a better look at the bottom tier. I used a fish scale cutter to make the imprint in the fondant. I pressed the cutter in all the way around the cake. Then I used a ball tool to make the pattern deeper and more pronounced. I draped fondant pearls around the cake and painted them with an ivory shimmer color. Around the base of the cake I made ruffles out of circles of fondant. Once those were dry, I painted the edges with gold shimmer color.
The feathers are my favorite part of this cake. I used my feather cutters (purchase them here) to cut out gum paste in different sizes. Then I used a toothpick or something thin and sharp to etch lines in the gum paste. I allowed the feathers to dry on a piece of crumpled tin foil to give the feathers movement. Once the feathers were dry, I airbrushed them in gold. The hardest part was arranging them on the cake without breaking them. It’s good that I always make extras because I dropped and broke a few while figuring out the placement. I love how elegant this cake turned out and I would love to make it again!