We all have an artist within us. Some of us are just fortunate enough to have found it.
I was recently asked to make a cake for a friend whose daughter was turning 7. She was having a little birthday party at one of the local painting stores, where the girls got to paint a project to take home. I was excited by the opportunity to play with my cake decorating toys.
Let me walk you through the cake.
I began with a basic 11×15 sheet cake. I used my favorite Sour Cream Cake with Princess flavoring. (It is the favorite among friends). After it had cooled, I iced the entire cake with white Decorator’s Frosting, and piped on a shell border around the bottom.
Next came the fun part – playing with the fondant. The pallet was created by rolling a piece of brown fondant thin, and cutting out the shape from a template I found on-line. I did add a little texture with one of my texturizing tools before I cut it.
For the paint on “squirts” on the palatte, I used a small amount of fondant that I tinted colors found in the napkin sample the mom had given me. I rolled each piece into a tapered log and shaped them as seen in the picture.
The paint tube was the hardest part. Using a piece of purple fondant I shaped a paint tube. I was certain to roll the end. Using a little bit of water, I adhered the white stripe over the center. The white piece was thin, so as to represent paper. I used a purple decorator’s pin to write the word “PURPLE” on the white stripe. The cap and purple paint “squirt” were each made separately and attached with half of a toothpick.
After piping on the words, and creating a fondant paint brush, we were off the party.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY VICTORIA!!!