Vintage Magnolia Birthday Cake
This cake was made for my brother in law’s girlfriends Birthday. The drove all the way up from south Texas to spend it with us! It is a yellow cake with chocolate buttercream and mini chocolate chip filling, covered in Vanilla fondant.
So up until this cake I have never really had a cake ‘disaster’. The original design for this cake included a vintage floral cake topper with a colorful pearl center. I had been working on it for three days and had just set it up for the final drying stage before I steamed it when it was knocked off of my work table. It broke into what I though was a thousand pieces (in reality it was probably only 5 or 6) After an hour of trying to glue it back together with my gum paste glue I finally gave up. Normally this wouldn’t have been an issue (I normally make my toppers a week in advance just in case something like this happens) but it was the night prior to the cake needing to be finished! Luckily there is a cake supply store about 30 minutes from my house full of wonderful Baker’s and they carry completed gum paste flowers so they saved my life! I ended up having to draw up a completely new design (since the original included colors that were shown in the first topper) but she loved it anyways! Thank you Cake Carousel!!!! This is the first cake I have ever made that I didn’t make 100% of the décor, and although I am so grateful that they were able to help me I will ensure from now on that I always have my toppers done days in advance so that I don’t ever have this problem again!