I sketched my design out onto a piece of paper, colored my fondant/gum paste mix pink, blue and green and then cut out the flower shape I had chosen for my design:
I set my flowers upside down on top of coloring containers (and eventually I ran out of those and used wine bottles). I wanted my flowers to dry in a curved upward way. I glued (with sugar glue) white sugar pearls in the center of the smaller flowers:
I took a snapshot of the finished flowers on parchment paper:
I left my flowers to dry and started making the butter cream frosting:
I spread a layer of frosting between the two cake circles:
I spread a thin layer of frosting over the entire cake. This process is called "crumb coating" it peals up all of the loose crumbs. Then I let the cake sit for a minute or two in the fridge, so the frosting could set:
TaDa, an iced cake!
Added the bottom boarder:
The BEST part!! Decorating the cake:
The Finished Product!!!
This cake was really fun to make!! It's only my third cake...but I'm pretty excited with the way it turned out. The best part of cake decorating, giving the cake to the person it was intended for!!