Have a special occasion coming up and need a cake? Perhaps a birthday? Sure you can go buy a cake, but it wouldn’t be near as special as one you made yourself. Here’s an idea for a birthday cake that my husband made for my birthday this year! He did an awesome job and it was the perfect cake for me! Follow these simple steps and voila, you’ll have a pretty darn cute cake if I do say so myself!
- cake board
- cake covered with fondant
- black colored fondant
- red colored fondant
- white fondant
- yard stick
- rolling pin
- measuring tape
- pizza cutter
4. Roll out red fondant into a long strip using a rolling pin. Make a strip that is long enough to go around the entire cake–use a measuring tape to check.
If fondant is sticky, sprinkle cornstarch or powdered sugar on the fondant/rolling pin. Use as little as possible.
5. Lay a yard stick on the strip and then run a pizza cutter along both sides of the yard stick to get nice clean edges.
6. Lightly wet the backside of the red fondant strip and attach to the bottom of the cake to create a thick border around the cake.
7. Roll what’s left of the red fondant out and using a knife, box cutter, or some other sharp tool, cut out the initial of the person’s name.
8. Attach the letter to the cake by lightly wetting the backside with water.
10. Roll out black fondant and then cut out small circles using a cookie cutter or whatever you can find that will give you the size you want.
My husband used his wedding ring! You would’ve thought we would’ve had something else he could’ve used but he insisted it was the perfect size. Oh, and he wants everyone to know he washed his ring before using it as a cookie cutter…in case you were wondering!
11. Attach circles to the cake by lightly wetting the backside of the circles with water. Arrange circles haphazardly.
If your circles are dusty from cornstarch or powdered sugar, dust off or use a damp paper towel to clean them. Just make sure you use the same method for ALL the dots so they have the same look.
12. Stand back and admire your creation! Way to go!
What a fun cake! It was a great addition to a very fun evening! I feel lucky to have such a creative and caring husband!