My friend wanted a special cake for her daughter’s Sweet Sixteen party. She gave me design freedom, only asking that it be an ombre purple, starting light at the top & getting darker at the bottom.
I thought it would be beautiful to contrast pearlized ivory decor on the purple, & had an idea that I had been looking for an opportunity to create. So I blended the two & just love the result! Purple is my favorite color! My only complaint is that the airbrush purple colors fade more to the blue side after a while, & I wanted it more violet-lavender.
The top tier is chocolate mud with salted caramel buttercream filling & milk chocolate ganache. The bottom tier is red velvet cake with cream cheese buttercream filling & white chocolate ganache. The large pearls are Sixlets, small sugar pearls, & all other decor is fondant. Gumpaste initials topper.
Video available at http://youtu.be/KVupUoLVfOc
Tags: red velvet sweet sixteen initials fondant gumpaste purple ombre hearts pearls sixlets birthday party airbrush ruffles vertical beautiful cake cake decorating white chocolate milk chocolate cream cheese salted caramel buttercream
Cakes ROCK!!! Christy Seguin, Austin, TX