This cake was a mile high devil's food cake with brown sugar buttercream. Each tier was covered in fondant.
The cake was for an alumni reunion and student get-together for an arts and entertainment management program. The cake board was covered in a royal blue fondant and topped with gold fondant stars and AEM lettering. The cake board was wrapped with a royal blue and a hot pink ribbon.
The pièce de résistance for me on this cake was the marquis sign on the top tier. It was made with gumpaste. The edging, lettering and drama mask are dusted with lustre dust.
The top tier was covered in yellow fondant and decorated with fondant records and music notes. The curly Q's are made with gumpaste and dusted with various colors of petal and lustre dusts.
The middle tier was covered with white fondant and wrapped in a fondant "cuff" made to look like piano keys.
The bottom tier was covered in raspberry-colored fondant with lilac-colored fondant "theatre curtains" placed over top.The lettering on the front of the cake is gumpaste sprayed with a bronze lustre spray and the top border is also sprayed with bronze lustre.
I absolutely LOVE how this cake turned out! I wasn't as crazy about the Vancouver traffic during the delivery - what should have taken me about half an hour (to get there) took two and a half hours and I spent the whole time worrying about the cake in the trunk. Once I finally crossed the bridge, it started pouring and I was fearful the cake would be late for the party. Thankfully, 3 blocks away from the venue the rain slowed to a drizzle and there was a car accident on the corner right after I parked which I am very grateful I wasn't involved in too!... I think it's going to take me awhile to make a cake that I'm going to like better than this one! I hope it was a great party!
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