When my sister in law asked if I would help her make a cake for my goddaughters baptism I was super excited! We spent a few weeks searching for inspiration and once we decided on a design it was time to plan our creation. Our design consisted of a two tier cake, the bottom tier wrapped with pink fondant ruffles and the top tier covered in white fondant with a vertical strip design imprinted on it. For the fun details we made peony flower and a diamond cross for the top along with a gum paste name plate.
I took the responsibility of baking, icing and covering the tiers with fondant in preparation for decorating the day before the event. I thought that if this part was done a head of time we could just put the finishing touches on the day before the event. Easy right? However things don’t always turn out as planned. I only managed to bake and cover the tiers with icing so we basically had to put the cake together in one day!
After three attempts of trying to cover the tiers with fondant (cracking like crazy), using one of the backup cakes as our master plan kind of failed (vertical strips much harder then we thought), and going to “plan B” several times we finally managed to complete the cake at 10pm! Below are some photos taken during the early stages when things were going well and we were feeling good. What you don’t see is the failed attempt at the top tier and the panic on our faces lol. Having said that it was still a fun day, we learned a few things about fondant and time management haha.
Hope you like the final creation!