Last weekend and this entire week is get ready for Autumn’s tea party week. So much to do for this little girl’s special day. I decided to use a marshmallow fondant recipe from Allrecipes.com for her cake, which is supposed to taste a lot better than regular fondant. Fondant is SO fun to make, I basically nuked an entire bag of marshmallows and rolled it into powdered sugar for 10 minutes. There are a couple of other ingredients such as vanilla and water. After it had the consistancy of playdough I wrapped it in saran wrap and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight.
Meanwhile, I baked a regular cake with my two 9″ cake pans, and frosted it with just regular frosting from the store… remember, this is a test cake, so I didn’t bother with homemade frosting. The actual cake on Autumn’s birthday with have a 12″ bottom and the ‘table’ part of it will be 8″. Also, I am going to do a really short square white tablecloth over the pink tablecloth.
One thing I know is to level a cake before adding the top cake to the bottom cake. What I didn’t do on this cake was level the very top layer. Therefore, the table is not flat. Boo! I will definitely do that for the cake I make for her birthday.
Also, I am going to write her name on the 10″ side of the cake and do flowers around the base. I went to Hobby Lobby and got some piping bags and tips.
Can’t wait! The tea set is just a small ceramic tea set I bought at Hobby Lobby. However, the pink Happy Birthday cake is from my childhood tea set, which is so special. She is just going to LOVE this cake!