Little Master Gift's Australiana-themed birthday cake
How to do it:
- The cake itself was a chocolate cake. I covered it with plain white fondant icing (after covering the cake with a basic butter cream which gives the fondant icing something to stick to).
- Red poppies (for ANZAC Day) were sourced from the Australia War Memorial and gum leaves from the park. The candles were purchased from a local cake shop and I picked up the flags in a local discount store.
- The cake is wrapped with red ribbon and white/silver organza 'Happy Birthday' ribbon. This helps to hide the base of the cake, as I didn't trim the fondant icing as neatly as I would have liked!
Tip: This was the first time I have ever used fondant icing, and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy is was to work with. You simply remove it from the packet, play with it a bit to soften it up (its consistency is a bit like playdough) and then roll it out to your desired size. The fondant covers the cake like a blanket, keeping it moist and hiding a multitude of sins if your cake isn't perfect. If also comes in quite a few colours, so I would definitely encourage you to give it a go.
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