Saturday, November 8, 2008

Zebra Print Bridal Shower Cake with Shoe topper

This cake goes back to one of my original designs (the zebra print cake with the hot pink rose that I did in my very last Wilton class). The request for this cake was made by a good friend of mine's co-worker. Her daughter is getting married soon and wanted a cake for her bridal shower. The colors she chose were black, white and hot pink (my favorite combination). Instead of a rose as the cake topper, she wanted a shoe.

The bottom tier was a 9 -inch 2 layer vanilla butter rum cake with a strawberry cream filling covered in vanilla fondant. The stripes are black vanilla fondant and the hot pink border is just rolled-up fondant balls.

The top tier is the same flavor as the bottom but a 6 -inch cake instead. It's also covered in fondant with fondant accents as well as rolled-up fondant balls.

The cake topper is black fondant mixed with gumpaste. I used a shoe template I found on a cake decorating website. I also used a special tool that shows as if the seams of the shoe were sewn (the stitch mark). I always like to personalize the cakes because it makes it even more special just by adding the person's name. I added the bride-to-be's name: Roxy. I think her name matched the cake perfectly. She loved it and everyone was so happy with the end result.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Stunning!!!!! I can't wait to try it, thanks for your post!!