I was lucky enough to be able to take a class and a cake demo with Andrea Sullivan, a fantastic cake artist from Toronto, who is offering classes in Abbotsford, BC this weekend and this cake is the result of the class.
The cake is a banana-pecan cake with coffee buttercream that I've been wanting to try for awhile now. I added a rum sugar syrup to moisten the cake layers and add a bit of flavor.
The cake was carved to look like a pillow and covered with fondant. Some ribbon roses and ribbon leaves and some fondant tassels and piping complete the look of the pillow.
The cake board is covered in fondant made to look like sheets of fabric and I LOVE how this turned out! A few fondant pearls are also scattered around the cake board for a little accent. I'm really tired from today's class but it was so worth it to be able to learn from a cake artist that I have been inspired by for years!
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!