The cake was vanilla buttermilk cake iced in strawberry Italian meringue
buttercream covered in a lightly strawberry-flavored fondant.
The toadstools were made with gumpaste brushed in food coloring and dusted with lustre dust.
The flowers, leaves and grass were all done with gumpaste as were the butterfly, banner, "6", and the fairy on the top of the cake.
The colors appear brighter in the photo than they did on the actual cake - the
flowers and fairy's dress are a hot pink, not orange, as many people think from these photos!
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!