I made this cake for my mothers birthday this past weekend.
Let’s just say… she likes to shop~!
This time the cake was made from scratch (see Simple Butter Cake recipe) as I wanted a heavier cake to support some of the fondant figures.
The cake is a very simple butter cake with a cream cheese cinnamon filling.
This cake was large. I used 2 cakes, both in a 12” x 2” deep pan.
I made my own buttercream icing to crumb coat the cake.
For the decoration, I wanted to show an exhausted shopper after a fulfilling day of shopping.
I started with a comfy chair. This was made out of fondant only.
And of course some shopping bags. The cake was also covered in pink fondant.
And now for our shopper ( or my mother )
Her hair was put through the garlic press. Her eyes were holes filled with white fondant.
But to me, they looked a little too wide open for an over-fatigued shopper, so I fixed that. (hehe)
The half-mast eyelids and gaping mouth pretty much says it all.
Since I was on my own making this cake and it took me hours, there are no more during pictures… so here is the finished cake.
|Happy Birthday Mom|