The Baking Owl

A blog written by an aspiring 14 year old baker…..

Sweet 16 Cherry Blossom Cake

Leave a comment

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a fondant cake. I was soo excited to get this cake order for a cherry blossom cake for a girl at my school’s sweet 16. It was a very exciting experience as I’ve never done a cake like this before. Her party was cherry blossom themed, so the cake I made followed that theme as well.

IMG_3279

This cake had two tiers which I’ve done only a couple of times, so I’m really glad it worked out. The bottom tier was 8 inches in diameter and the top tier was 6 inches.

IMG_3284

I covered the cake in white fondant and later brushed splotches of pink luster and silver pearl dust for some shine.

IMG_3283

The cherry blossoms were obviously an important part of the cake, so I made a whole bunch of them. I used a couple of fondant molds and cutters to make my cherry blossoms. I made my flowers with gumpaste because it hardens a lot quicker then fondant does. I put some of the flowers on floral wire so that it would be easier to stick into the sides of the cake. For the other flowers, I just used a bit of leftover frosting to attach them. I used one of my thin fondant brushes to brush pink luster dust into the centers of the flowers.

IMG_3281

IMG_3280

The tree branches were made using this mold which I found really helpful and easy to use. I made some details with a knife by drawing in some lines and I also used brown luster dust to make the branches seem a bit more real. I attached the longest branch with water and to help it stay in place, I used cut pieces of floral wire. I added the smaller branches using more water.

IMG_3296

There was some open space on the cake, so I covered it up with little flower petals and tiny baby cherry blossoms (yes, I know “baby blossoms” aren’t a thing :/ ).

IMG_3313

I was really happy with how the “16” topper came out. To make it, I used pink gumpaste (again, to dry faster). For each number, I rolled a log out of the gumpaste and inserted a piece of a wooden skewer into the center of it. For the 6 I just used a curved piece of wire instead of the skewer. I curled the edges of the log into the number I wanted. I made the bottom piece of the 1 separately. I let the topper dry for about twenty four hours.

IMG_3282

The border for both cakes was fairly simple. I cut out a long 1/2 inch strip of light pink fondant and dusted it with pink luster dust and silver pearl dust.

IMG_3312

Because this was a two tier cake, I had to make sure the top tier was stable. I did this by using wooden dowels inserted through both cakes.

IMG_3285

I was really happy with how this cake turned out and I’m so glad that the birthday girl and everyone at the party enjoyed it!

IMG_3295

Happy Birthday, Taylin!

If you enjoy reading posts like this and would like to get free recipes and get updated whenever I post something new, please follow my blog by typing in your email in the “Follow The Baking Owl” box on the right ->->.

Also, to watch tutorials on how to make many delicious treats, subscribe to my YouTube channel – TheBakingOwl!

Thanks for reading! 😉

Advertisements

Author: TheNerdyOwl

Just a teenaged girl with a food blog and a passion for baking.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s