Cute As A Button
The Button Cake.
I was so excited to create this cake for a very good friend’s baby shower. I was inspired after seeing a cake decorated with candy buttons and even more inspired after I came across a button mold for forming gum paste buttons when I was at Michaels!
This cake gave me a
little bit quite a lot of trouble.
It could have been that my buttercream wasn’t thick enough, or that my kitchen was pretty warm or that there was a crying baby in the background (who was hanging out with Daddy but really wanted to be hanging out with Mommy)
I couldn’t get my fondant to lay smooth, I even tore it off and started over again.
At one point I was ready to scrap the project and just make cupcakes but it was really a lot of cake to waste!
The end result was a bit of a lumpy cake with pretty decorations that tasted pretty good.
Hopefully the next cake will go a bit more smoothly (no pun intended!)
I certainly learned a lot from this project!
The bottom cake is 9″
middle 7″ and the top 5″
The cake is Chocolate with a bavarian cream filling and frosted with vanilla buttercream and covered with marshmallow fondant.
I think that next time I will try my hand at regular fondant because Marshmallow or not, it doesn’t really get eaten anyways 🙂
Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!
Welcome to the world baby Anna!
Here’s a look back at some other past (not so lumpy) cakes made with marshmallow fondant ….
The Farm Cake
The “Big City” Cake
In the Night Garden
Princess and Frog Cakes
Fire Dept. Cake