The cake I’m about to share with y’all is a little “out there.”
Don’t get me wrong. I love, love, love this cake, but it is very unique, and it does make quite an impact.
When Abby found a picture of this cake design online, it was love at first sight. I was thrilled to be able to recreate the look for her 18th birthday. I hope that she and her friends enjoyed the final product as much as I enjoyed making it for her. What a fun cake!
One new thing I tried on this cake was making my own fondant. Store-bought fondant it just so expensive, and quite frankly I don’t like the way it tastes. So…. I did a little research online and found a recipe for homemade, marshmallow fondant.
It worked! Not only is it super easy to make, but I think it tastes a lot better than the store-bought fondant. Who knew that marshmallows, powdered sugar, water, and shortening is all you need to turn out beautifully smooth cakes?
Once I got the tiers covered in fondant, I added fondant “ribbons” and painted on the spots and stripes.
Then came the feathers. Oh, the glorious feathers!
Ty was shocked to say the least. He posed for this picture, but this is just about the exact face he made when he saw the completed cake for the first time.
The feathers may dwarf the cake a little bit. This cake has 6, 8, and 10 inch tiers and serves approximately 90.