I turned 40 this week.. OMG! 😉 But why not embrace the fact and celebrate the day in a stylish way? So I did with this birthday cake. You can read more about it in this blog post
I am pretty sure that I turned 29 not that long ago and now I am 40! How time flies. But birthdays are a great occasion to have some cake so I made a birthday cake with some of my favourite flowers – roses, lily and stephanotis flowers.
Cake & Filling
I baked a Danish Dream Cake which is a light and delicious cake but also firm. This makes it easy to split and fill with a mousse filling. I use the same cake recipe often because the cake is really easy to make and I have no problems when covering it with fondant.
I split the cake in order to make a 2 layer cake. I have selected 2 different kind of cake fillings for this cake: One of the fillings is a raspberry mousse and the other filling is chocolate mousse.
I have frosted the sides and the top of the cake with chocolate ganache before I covered the cake with fondant.
I wanted plenty of sugar flowers on the cake for my big day. I placed roses in different shades of pink and also red and white roses. The roses are made from fondant. You can add a pinch of tylose powder to the fondant. This makes the fondant easier to work with. The lily and the small stephanotis flowers are also made from fondant and attached to the cake with floral wire while the roses are attached with a toothpick.
The letters are cut out from fondant. I have made them with the Script Alphabet Tappit cutter set from FMM. I have used both the upper and lower case set. (The text just says congratulation in Danish).
The pattern on the side of the cake is made with silicone onlays. It is a stencil made from silicone which is really simple to use. It takes a bit of time to make the pattern but the result is worth it, I think.
You add a pinch of tylose powder to the fondant and roll it out really thin. Then, lay the rolled out fondant on top of the onlay and roll again so that the pattern appear. Afterwards, you remove the excess fondant with a toothpick or the like. Then, dab some edible glue on the side of the cake and press gently on the back of the onlay to get the fondant to attach to the cake.
I used the onlay some time ago on another cake, you can see how it is done here:
And this is what it looks like on the birthday cake: