Well, lets get this out of the way right off the bat. Someone on this blog team hasn’t decorated a cake with fondant in well over a year.
I’ve Someone has been opting for *ahem* lazier options for the last while or so. Good thing buttercream cakes have been all the rage.
But, with my little nephews birthday coming up, my mother in law wanted to put together a fun themed party and a buttercream cake just wasn’t going to cut it. So I pulled out my rolling pin and crossed my fingers that I wouldn’t screw this cake up too much. Letting your fondant decorating skills sit stagnant is not a good idea.
Also, I apologize for the lower quality pictures. Someone forgot their camera.
The bottom tier of the cake is made of styrofoam, so it was easy to make ahead of time and transport(my in-laws live about 2 hours away). I find that in most cases, we only need one tier of cake and the rest usually goes to waste, hence my preference for using a styrofoam layer. And you can wash the fondant off afterwards, dry it out and use it again.
Everything on the cake(decor-wise) is made of fondant except for the text on the banner and the clouds, which are made of royal icing. I traced an airplane(similar to the one seen on the invitations) onto a piece of paper, cut it out and used it as a stencil to cut an airplane out of the fondant.
The cake was just a small part of this well planned party. My very crafty mother in law, Susie, has just started her own blog and is sharing all the details in her first post. So head on over HERE and give the lady some love! You’ll find a lot more pictures and all the links and info on things like those cute suitcase gift boxes, the water bottle labels, and more.
She put a lot of work into this party and it turned out fantastic!