I made 2 cakes for the September 25th back-to-back party of two sweet girls. The 8-year old girl wanted an ice skating-themed cake while her 10-year old sister, who is an excellent swimmer, wanted a swimming-themed cake. For this entry, the ice skating-themed cake takes center stage…
The next best thing to a 3D cake topper is a 2D topper with 3D elements. *wink* The ice skates were made from gumpaste two days in advance, except for the laces. I laced-up the skates on the morning of the party.
While the ice skates were not 3D, the blades and the laces provided a 3D feel to them. And I’m very pleased with how the gumpaste ice skates turned out.
It’s amazing what pearl dust and cake sparkles can do to liven up a cake’s decorative elements. They’re my new best friends. Hee hee.
The cake is a 10-inch round, 4-inch high Vanilla Chiffon with Italian Meringue Vanilla Buttercream Filling, the birthday girl’s request.
Sweet and simple. This cake was a joy to make. That much I can tell you.
I’ve somehow gotten used to decorating two cakes for one weekend. I still need to work on my time management skills though so I can avoid being sleep deprived on cake decorating weekends. Otherwise, I’ll constantly be in search of the best acne treatments. *sigh*