This cake was a first for a number of things:
Quilting: so much easier than I expected – I used an embossing mat to gently indent the markings then followed the lines to make a deeper impression with a scribing tool.
Leopard print: I sprayed a white fondant base with gold wilton lustre in a haphazard fashion, then hand painted random dots/uneven circles in brown and outlined in black – both with Americolour gel colours diluted with vodka
Ribbon Roses: folded fondant strip then rolled up, pinching randomly as you go.
The colour combination disappointed me a little but purple is just so dang difficult to make in a deep shade!! Anyone have any tips for home colouring purple or any recommendations on a deep purple pre-coloured fondant brand?
Thanks for looking :)
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