This whole cake decorating thing has taken on a life of itself. I just feel the need to make cakes/cupcakes all the time. And believe it or not…I haven’t even eaten any of the last 2 or 3 batches! It’s all about the thrill of decorating (and ok sneaking a bit of frosting from time to time) Last weekend I decided to make a cake. I wanted to make a small one and to practice my icing smoothing (which ended up not working out so well).
I thought since Spring is officially right around the corner that I’d make a Spring themed cake (& cupcakes with the left over batter). What says Spring better than flowers & butterflies! I made the chocolate butterflies using the same technique I used for my Dr. Seuss cupcakes. I also made my own fondant (!!!) and used it to make flowers.
Here’s the cake:
Smoothing the icing…epic fail (in fact, this may be the worst smoothing I’ve ever done). Delicious chocolate cake…success! The flowers weren’t dry enough when I put them on the cake and they wilted a bit overnight. You just can’t rush these things. Lesson learned.
The cupcakes were my favorite though. Aren’t they cute!
Happy Spring everyone!