The cakes and cupcakes were red velvet. This is where my mega-huge bottle of Americolor Super Red came in handy. I knew I bought that for a reason.
The theme for the party was blue and green with butterflies, so I based the designs around that.
The cupcakes were topped with a mixture of vanilla and chocolate buttercream, cream cheese icing and fondant.
They were decorated with gumpaste butterflies, blossoms and pearl cachous.
I made the blossoms using a cutter and veiner, and I formed them using paint palettes. I then dusted them with blue lustre for some shimmer and colour.
Esha's cutting cake was torted with four layers of buttercream and was covered with white fondant.
This was the first time I'd painted on fondant, and I'm fairly happy with how it went. It's a lot like painting with watercolours.
I just mixed some colour gel with vodka to get a pale colour to work with. Yes...the vodka was there for cake decorating purposes only. Sad face.
Salwat's cutting cake was a mini cake (10cm) and was topped with a sugar rose that I dusted with blue lustre.
Happy birthday to Esha and Salwat!