Vintage Fondant Cake


We threw Izzy a shower around mid-morning so we served brunch type food.  It had been awhile since Jeff and I had made a fondant cake so I offered to make a cake for the shower.  I thought it turned out quite lovely!

classic bridal shower cake
  • rolling pin
  • can of cream cheese icing

Game Plan:

1. Bake two circle cakes and freeze

Since Izzy’s wedding colors are red and black, I chose to do a red velvet cake.

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

3. Color a small chunk of fondant black .

4. Roll out the black fondant and cut a 1 inch wide strip long enough to go around the bottom of your cake using the Wilton Fondant Ribbon Cutter Embosser.

I have to say, I really like this tool and it made making a border a breeze!  I highly recommend buying one if you’re going to be making cakes, even if you just decorate one every year for your kiddos’ birthdays.  Soooo much easier and kinda fun too!  It gives you lots of options for border styles and widths.  You can get the Wilton Fondant Ribbon Cutter Embosser Set on for not much.  Plus, shipping is free if you order over $25 worth of stuff or if you have prime shipping.

If you don’t have a Wilton Fondant Ribbon Cutter Embosser, you could just use a yard stick and pizza cutter to make your border.

5.  Attach the border to the bottom of the cake by wetting the backside of it lightly with water on your fingertips and then pressing it gently to the fondant covered cake.

It’s easier to do this with two people so get some help!

classic bridal shower cake

Cut a strip of black fondant to create a border for your cake

6.  Pipe small dots of cream cheese icing above the black border and then place pearl sprinkles onto the dots.

I just put a small amount of cream cheese icing into a baggie that I had cut the corner off and it worked just fine.

7.  Create flowers out of fondant by following my post on making fondant flowers.

8.  Attach three flowers into the top left hand corner of the cake by sticking the toothpick in.

classic bridal shower cake

9.  Pipe scrollwork onto the top of the cake with cream cheese icing and place pearl sprinkles on the ends.

It is wise to practice your scrollwork on a plate or scrap piece of fondant before piping them onto the cake.

classic bridal shower cake

black and white bridal shower cake

classy wedding cake

The bride posing with her cake

If you would like to make this cake and are interested in getting some cake decorating tools, here are a few that we have collected so far and that apply to this cake. Remember that if you order $25 of stuff on, shipping is free if they’re eligible for Amazon shipping. All the items below are eligible for this deal.

Looking for other vintage bridal shower ideas?  Check out some of my other posts:

Lace Flower Tutorial

vintage wedding decorations

Vintage Bridal Shower Garland

vintage bridal shower garland

Vintage & Rustic Wreath

rustic and vintage wedding wreath

Check out these other cake tutorials of mine:

Sprinkle & Skittle Cake

one year old birthday cake

Caterpillar Cake

caterpillar and bug theme birthday party

Polka Dot Fondant Cake

instructions for making a polka dot fondant cake

Ice Cream Cake Roll

recipe for ice cream cake roll

Monogrammed Bridal Shower Cake

making a fondant cake for a bridal shower

Monster Truck Cake

how to make a monster truck birthday cake

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