This cake was very challenging but SO rewarding. The fondant just refused to cooperate and was tearing and falling apart all over the place. I had to recover two of the tiers twice and still ended up with a few small tears that I gave up on and just hid with flowers/leafs. All tiers are hand carved then stacked and decorated. Oreo dirt, fondant daisies and leaves, Red vine licorice stems.
The meaning behind this cake was so sweet. It was a graduation cake for a young girl who had recently lost her grandparents. The daisies were special between the girl and her grandma and the redvines were special between her and her grandpa. When I delivered the cake the mother wouldnt let the girl come out until I had it set up and she had her camera ready! When she came around the corner she simply said “Oh! It’s so cute!” but as she walked over to the cake and saw the detail she burst into tears. It was a happy cry and her mother was delighted that she loved the cake and the symbolism behind it. I teared up myself watching her cry as she inspected the details all over the cake. It was by far my most rewarding and special delivery yet!
Its so rewarding to get to be a part of those special moments in peoples lives!
Nikki, So Cal, www.Facebook.com/nikkibelleperchecakes