This cake was made of sour cream chocolate cake layers soaked in a Kahlua sugar syrup iced with a mocha mousseline buttercream and covered with a Kahlua-flavored fondant. I made this flavor for a cake in January and everyone who had some of that cake wants the same flavor so I guess that's a good sign!
The cake is topped with two gumpaste shoes. I absolutely love the colors on this cake. The birthday girl's favorite color is orange and it was specifically requested that I not use black to avoid it looking like a Halloween cake and to keep it vibrant with other bright colors.
The cake board is covered with white fondant pressed with a texture mat and wrapped with an orange and hot pink ribbon. The border of the cake is done with lots of simple colorful gumpaste flowers and leaves and a tube of red (fondant) lipstick.
I quilted the sides of the cake with a roller and brushed some tangerine color onto the sides to give it a little contrast in the color. I love how this one turned out and hope it is just what the birthday celebration needs!
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