Girl’s garden birthday cake
6″ inch round cake. To make this cake extra deep I cooked a 3″ deep cake and a 1.5″ cake and split the 3″ so the cake had 3 layers. Raspberry jam in one and butter cream in the other.
After stacking and covering in marzipan and pale pink sugar paste, I created the garden by first covering the board in green sugar paste. Then will the left over green I rolled a 2cm strip and cut into in all along the one edge to create the grass, securing it to the cake with a little water. Roll out a thin length of sugar paste for the stalks and cut out a few small leaves.
For the flowers, mix a small amount of flower paste with some pale blue sugar paste. Cut out 4 large blossoms and 4 small. Run a cocktail stick over the edges of the petals and pipe the centre with yellow royal icing. Secure the flowers onto the cake with a little extra royal icing.