This is a Southern Coconut Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream covered in coconut. I was really excited to try this buttercream because it used a sugar syrup and meringue base and incorporated cream cheese into it.
The cake was topped with three gumpaste tulips dusted with different shades of yellow petal dusts.
The gardening girl on the cake board was made from gumpaste...
...As was the lady on top of the cake and the watering can. Also, the fence posts surrounding the base of the cake were made from fondant and given a wood grain finish with an impression mat. The slats in the fence were piped in with icing as was the grass.
The lettering was done with fondant and "Feliz Cumpleaños" means Happy Birthday in Spanish. I hope that this cake added to a great family birthday celebration! Feliz Cumpleaños!!
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