She literally had a dream, in which she was talking to Auntie Kari, and she described, in the dream, what her birthday cake would be like. Upon awakening (this happened in about Sept), she informed me of the plan. It's pink, black and white. She took to drawing it for me. By this, I mean that no less than 72 reams of paper have been dedicated to the planning of the precious cake. Just to make sure I got it right.
It's 3 tiers, it's covered in butterflies, and it's entirely that black and white damask type pattern.
I was able to describe to her what was actually feasible, in real life. This is not the stuff dreams are made of...it's a cake. Her expectations have been quite dashed, and we've been having quite a few conversations about gratefulness and expectations. It's such a learning curve, being 7, and having so many grand plans;-)
That being said, I am quite pleased with the way it turned out! I think it looks quite lovely and is definitely the essence of her dream cake, while not being an exact replication.
I saw this zebra pattern cake thing on pinterest, check out the link for the how to's. Very easy peasy to do, and added some pizzazz to the inside of the cake! I dyed vanilla cake pink, I did not use strawberry cake mix.
|One layer, done baking. When you stack them all and cut into it, you get a "zebra" styled print!|
|bottom layer is two 12" rounds, I used an entire cake mix (Duncan Hines) for each layer.|
marshmallow fondant. Here is bottom layer, covered.
|Butterfly close up! I love how the marble look turned out with them!|
So sometimes, you know how a cake has a "back" side, because you messed something up and the back looks yucky? Well...yah. In fact, this time I didn't really have any yucky spots. My fondant was pretty smooth, everything was very level...Then I cut and applied my sugar paper. I should have bought 2 sheets, not one. Oops. I didn't have enough to finish the band on the top layer. So there is definitely a back side to this cake!!
|The back side. See the missing black & white band? I tried to cover it up with some visual distraction...using up all my extra butterfly cut outs:-)|
|The zebra insides|
|The visionary, and her cake!|
It's the happy birthday song!