For the past three years, I have competed in a cake competition held by this non profit organization that I volunteer for called Cake 4 Kids.
This year I decided to make this gold and ivory rose cake! I chose to do my favorite dark chocolate cake with a delicious homemade strawberry whipped cream.
For this competition, I had to make two separate cakes; one for the judges to taste and one for the general public to try.
For all the gold pieces, I used gold luster dust mixed with a bit of clear alcohol as a paint to brush on all the fondant pieces and the very edges of the roses. I made the roses with a mixture of fondant and gumpaste which I dyed ivory with some Wilton food coloring. After they dried, I dusted them lightly with dry gold luster dust and then painted the edges with the gold edible paint I had made.
For the smaller cake, I made a fondant bow in advance that I also painted gold. I added a gift tag that I made out of fondant as well.
To add a bit of color, I decorated both cakes with these round turquoise sprinkles. I also cut out strips of fondant, painted them gold, and attached them vertically onto the larger cake.
I loved how both cakes turned out and the competition was as fun as always!
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