I made this cake for a bridal shower a few weeks ago. To be perfectly honest, when I started making the cake I had an idea of what I might want to do and how I was going to do it, but actually executing it was going to be me flying by the seat of my pants. The lady I made it for actually sent me one of the napkins they were using at the shower for the background flower pattern and when I saw it, I immediately thought of painting the cake.
When I paint a cake, I dilute gel food coloring with a little bit of vodka for the paint. In this case, since I wanted it to look like a watercolor, it was a bit more vodka. Then I just freehanded the flowers with a paintbrush on a cake covered in clean white fondant. Considering I don’t actually have any experience with painting with watercolors I just faked it, but I think it came out pretty good.
The dress was just cut out of fondant and the small 3D flower bouquet was made by cutting small leaves out of green fondant and rolling petals out of white fondant. Little bits of paper towel propped up the bouquet as it dried overnight.
I don’t paint many cakes, so it was fun to try something different this time. I think it gives a cake a bit of a classier look compared to the cartoony looks most of my fondant covered cakes have. Can’t wait to try again!