I made this cake with elderflower and chocolate mousse filling for a birthday some time ago. The birthday cake is decorated with fondant roses and hydrangeas.
My friend’s daughter turned 11 a couple of weeks ago and her biggest wish was a beautiful cake. I promised to help her so we made the cake together. (I had baked the cake and made the mousse fillings beforehand because otherwise it would have taken way too long to finish the cake) but she helped decorate it.
Cake & filling
I split the cake in order to make a 2 layer cake. The fillings consist of elderflower mousse and chocolate ganache. This is a delicious combination of the fresh and sweet taste of elderflowers and the rich chocolate taste. I have also frosted the top and the sides of the cake with chocolate ganache before I covered the cake with fondant.
Covering the cake with fondant
I have covered the cake with fondant which we colored purple with Wilton icing color. I only knead the fondant slightly until the colors begin to blend in. This creates marbleized streaks which I think look great.
We made the small fondant hydrangea flowers with a flower cutter and a silicone veiner. We have attached a sugar pearl with a dot of edible glue to some of the flowers. The flowers have also been colored with a bit of color dust. These flowers are so simple that a kid can make them! (In this case an 11-year-old girl).
The letters on the cake are cut out from fondant. We have made them with the ‘Script’ Tappit cutter set from FMM. 2 sets have been used: One with upper case letters and one with lower case letters (It says ‘Happy birthday’ in Danish).
My friend’s daughter loved the cake and it was a success at her birthday party.