This birthday cake is covered with sugar flowers. I have made lots of purple hydrangeas, daisies, orange roses and a calla lily.
The cake was made for my friends sister who turned 30.
It was quite easy to make all the little flowers for the cake but I got the crazy idea that I wanted to hand paint each flower with color dust. Also, I started attaching sugar pearls to the center of the flowers with edible glue and all that took a very long time.. 😯
The hydrangeas are made from fondant and colored with 2 different shades of purple. Each flower is colored with color dust. First, I have added a tiny bit of light green color to the center of the flowers. Then, I have painted the edges of the light purple hydrangeas with dark purple color dust.
I have not painted the tiny daisies. Instead, I have attached a sugar pearl to the center of the flower with edible glue. The top of the cake has been decorated with orange roses which I have made from fondant. I have added a pinch of tylo powder to the fondant. I have also made a single ivory colored calla lily to complement the roses.
The letters on the cake are cut out from fondant. I have made them with the ‘Funky Alphabet & numbers’ 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).
Cake & filling
I decorated the border of the cake with fondant pearls made with a silicone mold. This is really simple to use if you don’t like to pipe pearl borders from royal icing.