Saturday, September 17, 2011

Purple & Black Zebra Striped Topsy Turvy Cake!




Top Tier: Vanilla Cake with Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Buttercream
Middle Tier: ... Strawberry Cake with Vanilla Buttercream
Bottom Tier: Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake with Oreo Buttercream


The feathers photographed a little lighter than they actually were....
they almost look fuschia in these pix!  They weren't a perfect match with the deep purple
fondant but in person the difference wasn't so noticable. 

Big thanks to Anne Heap of Pink Cake Box for design inspiration!







 Happy Baking!

6 comments:

  1. what WORDS do I have to express my thoughts on this cake........hmmmmm....it is BEYOND words AWESOME! You are so amazing..are you self taught, Loren? You inspire me!!!

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  2. This looks absolutely amazing. I'm a self taught baker, i like playing with fondant but i'm not really sure how to cover the cake in it, just wanted to ask if it forms a crust?? and we have very humid weather where i live, would it work ?

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  3. The cake is so cool!! Awesome colors & beautiful details :)

    ~H✿
    www.cupcations.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks Everyone!

    Sidra, fondant is sugar paste that is soft like Play-Doh but hardens over time. You can knead it, roll it out and then place it on the cake. Humidity (or lack of) will definitely affect fondant. On a dry day it will only take a matter of a few minutes for the fondant to dry out(you can add vegetable shortening to make it soft again), on a humid day fondant can get very moist and saggy (add cornstarch or powdered sugar to make it more manageable). I would also suggest using a dehumidifier or crank up the A/C if humidity is an issue. Good luck!

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  5. Beautiful Cake! And I'd love to try that Reeces PB buttercream filling! Would you share the recipe? Thanks!

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  6. LOVE this cake! My favourite colour is aubergine, and you have definitely done it justice!

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