|This was taken as soon as I finished it.|
|This was taken the next day after I added the "Z".|
|You can kind of see a crack in the top loop of the bow.|
2-layer 8" Square Cake: $60
This was definitely a learning experience for me. I've only ever done 2 other cakes before doing this one so cakes are not necessarily my forte. I had so many issues with this that I'm going to need a list of all the issues I had:
- Marshmallow fondant for the bow was probably not a good idea. It didn't stiffen up as much as I wanted it to and when stacked, the lower bows got crushed and cracked. I wanted to get some Tylo powder to help stiffen up the fondant, but I didn't have time.
- After pulling the cake out of the fridge after the final coat of icing, I should have waited until the cake came to room temperature and everything settled. It ended up settling after I added the fondant which caused the filling inside to bulge out and cause ripples in the fondant. Not the flat smooth finish that I wanted.
- I didn't measure the height of my cake after adding the bow against the height of my box. I put it in the box, closed the lid and when I looked at it later, realized that the top bow had cracked. It was 1 a.m. at this point, so I had to think fast. I decided to glue it together with a little buttercream and then make a "Z" dusted with luster dust and put on top so it didn't make the patch job look glaringly obvious.