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!
- cake board
- cake covered with fondant
- quilting wheel (bought ours at Wal-Mart in sewing department for $1.50)
- black colored fondant
- blue colored fondant
- white fondant
- measuring spoon
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)
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.
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!
7. Attach circle to the center of the cake top by spreading buttercream icing along the backside of the black fondant circle.
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.
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.
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!
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