May is a big month of birthdays in my family. My mother-in-law, father-in-law and husband’s birthdays are all in May. So there’s a lot of cakes to be made. The first is my MIL’s birthday. I wanted to make her a beautiful cake.
I bought a new icing comb at the Brooklyn Kitchen and I wanted to test it out. I made a double layer vanilla buttercake with coffee buttercream underneath. I topped it off with plain white buttercream on top. I also made a fondant ribbon around the top layer.
The peony is made from gumpaste on wires. I made it white but then sprayed it red with my airbrush.
We only made it through the top part of the cake but my in-laws brought it home with them. Hopefully they had people over to help polish it off.Tags: birthday, buttercream, coffee, flower, gumpaste, peony, white
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