Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Buggy Birthday Cake!

Check out this awesome cake Dee made for Demi's 7th birthday!  It is three tiers -- a chocolate, a white and a funfetti -- covered in the yummiest buttercream and decorated with fondant accents. 

I made all of the ladybugs, bees and caterpillars from fondant and then "painted" them with a mixture of ice colorant and vodka.  (Yes, vodka!  Don't worry, the alcohol evaporates!)  Dee cut out and formed the flowers, leaves and butterflies.  I added some details to the leaves and large flowers with one of the fondant veining tools.  Dee added buttercream centers to the little flowers

The big lollipop on top was purchased at Wal-Mart and the other two lollipops are made from tinted white chocolate.  We didn't have a lollipop candy mold for these so we used a cookie cutter as out mold and then glued the stick to the back with more chocolate when it was hard.  It was as delicious as it looks and the birthday girl loved it!  And so did all of her party guests!


GiGi said...

WOW! Your cake is AMAZING!!! I LOVE all the little bugs. You did an awesome job on this!

4kids4 said...

This is so pretty!! Perfect for a spring birthday....GREAT job! :-)

~Sharon C.

Amber said...

Oh my goodness! This is amazing and it looks DELICIOUS! I love all the cute details! I'm sure everyone went nuts over this cake! Great Work!

Sentimental Scrapper said...

WOW!!! Love the fun cake with all of the cute little bugs and flowers! Awesome! Thanks for joining in the fun at My Craft Spot!


Kim said...

Great job on the cake!!! So Cute:) I have all ways wanted to learn how to do that:)

Stephanie said...

I love your cake. I saw it at My Craft Spot and decided to come take a look. Very cute. I'm your newest follower.

Sherrie K. said...

Your cake is amazing!! I just love all the little critters. Super cute!! TFS!!
I am a new follower of yours! I would love for you to stop by my blog and follow too:)
Sherrie K

Jani said...

Super cute. Makes me smile just looking at it!

Anniebee said...

This is the cutest cake I have seen in a verrrry long time! Just adorable! TFS!


Kaye said...

What a beautiful cake! I love it; you two make a great team decorating cakes!!!