Sunday, August 1, 2010

Tutorial: Monogrammed Birthday Cake

K is for Ket

Here's a quick tutorial on how to make an elegant yet simple monogrammed cake. I made this one for my friend Ket.  I used her favorite colors red, pink and gold to match her ultra-feminine style :-)

Applying color

After I covered the cake with rolled fondant, I measured halfway up the sides of the cake and marked it with paring knife. I mixed together some red food coloring and a little bit vodka then applied it to the bottom half of the cake. This is the same painting technique as the one I used for my birthday cake and the mini wedding cake. I added some more vodka to the red food coloring to lighten the color and applied it to the top half of the cake.


I made some fondant scrolls and attached them to the sides of the cake. Some of the scrolls were lined up straight and some were tilted just a little.  I thought it would make for an interesting design but I think it was so subtle that it wasn't even noticeable. Oh well. I still like how it turned out.

Scrollwork upclose

My sweet friend Maggie came over to visit while I was decorating this cake so I gave her a quick lesson on how to paint the fondant scrolls. I showed her how to mix together the gold luster dust and vodka then she painted the scrolls with a small paintbrush. She did a fantastic job!

I used the same monogramming technique I used for my cousin's wedding cake. I painted the round plaque with red food coloring before placing the monogram on top. Then I painted the monogram with gold luster dust.

Ket's Birthday Cake
Voila! The finished cake :-)


Anne said...

This is really helpful! Thanks for sharing. The cake is very pretty as always :)

José Manuel said...

Acabo de descubrir tu blog y se ve maravilloso.

Voy a seguir viendo tus recetas. SAludos

Ingrid_3Bs said...

You did a surperb job! It looks fantastic and really quite easy. Thanks for sharing the how to with us!

jehan said...

I love that I found your blog! I raved about your recipe egg-free brownies on my blog. I posted a link to your page

Leslie said...

Beautiful beautiful cake!

the decorated cookie said...

Beautiful! I posted a link on (I spotted on tastespotting).

Sue said...

Beautiful! I love the scrolls, the gold and the monogram...I guess I love the whole thing:)

Jackie said...

Fantastic! I really want to make a something like this. You are such an inspiration.

Anonymous said...

I Love Your Tips Thank You So Much!



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