Saturday, May 17, 2014
Elephant Baby Shower Cake
I used two 8" x 2" round layers
and two 5" x 2" round layers
I made my favorite Chocolate Cake Recipe (1 1/2 time the recipe)
I made a double batch of Rich Vanilla Buttercream (SMBC)
I took 3 cups out for the yellow, and dyed the rest gray.
You will also need a piping bag and tip #104.
Fondant - colored gray (You only need about 4-6 oz. of fondant)
Cut-outs: Elephant, petal or tear-drop & letters
I cut the fondant thick - about 1/4-1/2" thick, and inserted toothpicks into the bottom to allow it to stand well on the cake.
Click the link For a More Complete Tutorial on How to Make a Ruffled Cake.
I admit that I used drinking straws instead of dowel rods for this cake. As a general rule, I don't use drinking straws, but because the top cake was only 5", I decided that the drinking straws would hold it. I DO NOT recommend drinking straws for most tiered cakes.
*Note: I made 16 divisions on this cake. I think it would have been better if I'd have found a way to divide it by 24 instead as the ruffles got a little wide.
Add your yellow ruffles to the sides and top and voila! beautiful cake!
*Note: If you need to transport the cake, you may want to add a dowel rod through the cake. This will run through the top cake, cardboard and into the bottom cake. For a better description of how this works, see my Tutorial on Making a Tiered Cake here. Add the dowel before adding the ruffles to the top layer.
Click the Links Below to See:
How to Cover a Cake with Icing
How to Make a Ruffle Cake
How to Color Icing
Baby Shower Cake Pops