This design is taken from a Pink Cake Box cake that the parents of the birthday boy liked. Pink Cake Box makes some of my favorite cake designs though so I was excited to have the chance to try this one out!
The cake was a sour cream chocolate cake iced in vanilla bean Italian meringue buttercream. Both tiers were covered in a buttercream fondant which tastes far better than regular fondant (although I find it harder to work with!).
The decorations are all hand made with fondant. I must say cutting the train cars out was far more difficult than I expected! I love how the big red fondant "2" turned out on the top of the cake. This was my second attempt at a topsy turvy cake and it did go more smoothly than the first attempt but I'm looking forward to perfecting it further!
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!