Today is the first day of spring, and yesterday I saw this little guy poking through my garden.
A Friend’s Birthday Cake
Most of the cakes I made in Austin did not turn out great. I blame the humidity. They were always too dense and the frosting didn't hold up.
One of the few cakes that turned out okay, was a cake I made for my friend’s birthday. The cake reflected her love of dogs and tattoos.
I made a french vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream and covered it in Satin Ice fondant (my favorite store bought fondant).
The red hearts were made with gum paste and outlined using a black food marker. The ribbon was also made using gum paste.
The dog was made from half fondant/half gum paste, which dries quickly while allowing time to shape the pieces.
I wrapped the bottom of the cake with a thick black ribbon.
I wanted my friend to have this cake not only because it was her birthday, but also because she was separated from her husband and family due to relocating for work. I wanted her to have a nice birthday. She loved the cake.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful spring day.