Daily Top 3 - Feb 26, 2012

Gerber Daisy Butterfly Cake

Customer wanted bright, bold, vibrant colored daisies (specified hot pink and purple) and butterflies for a friend’s cake. I was out of gumpaste so everything is fondant on this one. The cake itself is a 6/4" tiered coconut cake with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream. I really wanted to try a gerber daisy tutorial that I had found earlier this past week but I didn’t have the right cutters. So I made up my own! I have tons of ideas for improvement if I do these little gals again. Oh and I also didn’t have the right gauge wire (yes, it was one of those weeks) so I had to adhere the flowers on the cake with toothpicks. What a week!

Rachel, Fondant Flinger New Orleans, LA www.facebook.com/fondantflinger

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Bakermama ...

this is gorgeous rachel!

Rachel Skvaril ...

Thank you, Thea! :) Next time, I’m making the trip to borrow your cutters! :)

Toni (White Crafty Cakes) ...

This cake is so beautiful! I LOVE your gerber daisy flowers. I think they turned out perfect, no need for special cutters!

Fun Fiesta Cakes ...

You did a fabulous job – the gerber daisies look very real. What a lucky client!

Jessica ...

Love it! I had lots of wire laying around, should of called me all I have been doing is sitting on my butt :P

Rachel Skvaril ...

Thank you, Jessica! :) I thought about calling you, but honestly, I was too lazy and sick to make it out the door.

Jessica ...

I hope you everyone feels better soon! Locked myself inside to try and avoid the flu going around but I got to risk a trip to the commissary tomorrow. The colors came out great! :)

Bakermama ...

One of my favorites of your cakes so far Rach. Especially considering your lack of needed supplies :) Love it.

Alena ...

WOW! AWESOME!

Loren Ebert ...

So beautiful!! I am in love with this cake!!!

Melissa ...

Gerber daisies are my favorite, but I think I like them even more on cake.

Ann-Marie Youngblood ...

Your Flowers on this cake are Brilliant!

Tea Party Cakes ...

Beautiful colours and flowers and, well, everything! :)

zahra ...

loving the colors! really beautiful!

Corrie ...

I’m officially sick with Spring Fever now! Beautiful job!!

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