A Monogrammed Bridal Shower Cake

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Throwing a bridal shower for a special friend or relative?  Wanting a cake to help celebrate the day? Sure you can go buy one, but it wouldn’t be near as special as one you made yourself.  Here’s an idea for a bridal shower cake that is simplistic yet elegant.  With a little bit of time and money, plus some heart and soul, this cake can be yours!  Follow these simple instructions and you’re on your way to making a great cake for a fraction of the cost!

white monogrammed fondant cake

Supplies:
Game Plan:

1.  Bake two square cakes and freeze

2. Assemble cake and cover with a layer of white fondant

3. Create a quilted pattern on the cake using a ruler and quilting wheel

  • Lay ruler on the diagonal of the cake
  • Run the quilting wheel along both sides of the ruler
  • Continue making diagonal lines across the top of the cake, using the width of the ruler as the amount of space between lines
  • Lay the ruler on the opposite diagonal of the cake and follow the same procedure
  • Continue the lines on the top of the cake down the sides by using a ruler or free handing them (my husband freehanded ours)

fondant cake with quilting

Lay ruler on the diagonal of the cake and run a quilting wheel along both sides

decorating a cake with fondant

Top of the cake quilted in one direction

how to decorate a cake with fondant

Free handing the quilting indentions on the sides of the cake

4. Roll a chunk of white fondant into 4 small ropes the length of the cake.  Attach these to the bottom of the cake by dipping your finger in water and spreading it along the side of the rope that you attach to the cake.  Connect the ropes at the corners and pinch together gently.

This creates a border for the bottom of the cake and gives it a finished look.

5.  Use a measuring spoon to create indentions in the ropes.

This gives a decorative look to the border.

decorating a cake with fondant icing

Use the back of a measuring spoon to create indentions in the fondant border

decorating a cake with fondant icing

A ruffled looking border created using a measuring spoon

6.  Color a small chunk of fondant black .  Roll out black fondant and then cut out a medium sized circle using a cookie cutter or whatever you can find that will give you the size you want.

We used the plastic lid of the buttercream icing because it was the perfect size and had a sharp edge!

cutting out a circle of black fondant

Using a plastic icing lid to make the perfect sized circle

7. Attach circle to the center of the cake top by spreading buttercream icing along the backside of the black fondant circle.

using icing to adhere fondant decorations

Spread icing along the back of the black circle to adhere it to the cake

how to decorate a cake with fondant icing

Gently push the circle into place

8. Roll a chunk of white fondant into a long rope that will wrap around the circumference of the black fondant circle.  Cut rope to length and gently push together at the seams.  Adhere the rope to the cake and circle by wetting the backside of the rope with a small amount of water.

decorating a cake with fondant icing

The rope cut to length and the remaining rope that wasn't used

9. Color a small chunk of white fondant blue.  Roll out blue fondant.  Cut out the initial of the groom’s last name using a knife, box cutter, or some other sharp tool.

decorating a cake with fondant icing

Using a knife to cut out an H

10. Attach the letter to the middle of the circle by wetting the backside with water.

If your black circle or initial have powdered sugar or cornstarch on them from rolling out the fondant, just wipe gently with a damp paper towel to remove the white powder before attaching to the cake.

11.  Stand back and admire your work of art!  You did it!

making a fondant cake for a bridal shower

The completed cake with all the finishing touches

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