Watercolor Fondant Cake – my birthday cake this year. Layers of chocolate cake, brushed with raspberry syrup, homemade chocolate whipped cream and covered with hand painted “watercolor” fondant. I also added a gum paste peony (please excuse its look, I’m not experienced with fondant and gum paste, but I use them every once in a while).
Here it is, as promised – my birthday cake. In one of my favorite colors – pink, this cake turned out gorgeous!
I’ll keep things nice and short today!
No step by step photos, because I had no time to take them.
Every year around my birthday, I feel extremely tired.
I wonder how I even managed to make this. I could have done something more simple. I could have just ordered a cake.
The truth – crafts help me relieve stress. And I call fondant cakes “crafts”. Yo need the skill and passion to make them. I don’t really have the skill, but from time to time I like to spend time, watch youtube tutorials and create stuff like this. It happens probably once a year.
I’ve been into cakes lately. I like the trendy “naked” and “semi-naked” cakes. They don’t need to be perfect. But fondant ones do. You need sharp edges. (Mine here aren’t sharp, but are ok for someone, who makes a fondant cake 1-2 times a year.)
You also need good buttercream skills, to make the cake even and perfect. Mine are ok.
Since I’m no expert, I’ll share with you links for the tutorials that helped me create this cake.
I made the chocolate cake from scratch. Baked the batter in two 8-inch cake pans, then cut each one in half lengthwise (I like cakes with thin layers).
Brushed the layers with raspberry preserves mixed with water. Filled the cake with chocolate whipped cream (very easy to make).
Covered the cake with buttercream (one crumb coat, then let it set and added a thicker layer and tried to even out any bumps and make the edges sharp). Let it harden.
I use homemade buttercream made with butter only (no shortening). Use the one that works best for you.
Covered with fondant. Painted it using this tutorial on YouTube . The colors I used are gel colors: Wilton Pink, Wilton Violet and Americano Color Turquoise (you can use other brands, I get my Americano Color on Amazon or at Hobby Lobby, Wilton could be found in a lot more stores). I also brushed on some Luster Dust (silver) with a dry brush. Let it dry.
Topped with a pink gum paste peony (not perfect), which I made in advance. I made it using this tutorial from a fellow blogger and successful YouTuber – Ashley Marie Cakes . All of her tutorials are amazing!
Hope you like it and have a great weekend!
Pumpkin Tiramisu 
URLs in this post:
 this tutorial on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8JMpc9rLis
 YouTuber – Ashley Marie Cakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2-VXUTiEpg
 8-inch round cake pans: http://amzn.to/2jdLeaw
 cake turnable (optional): http://amzn.to/2jCDOKL
 24 oz white fondant: http://amzn.to/2jCHvQx
 brushes: http://amzn.to/2ijeTQ4
 luster dust in silver: http://amzn.to/2imES4e
 Wilton pink gel color: http://amzn.to/2imrUU7
 Wilton violet gel color: http://amzn.to/2jdNnTE
 Ameri Color Turquoise gel color: http://amzn.to/2jdH0zS
 Gum Paste: http://amzn.to/2jCBROm
 parchment paper: http://amzn.to/2jCOQzz
 8-inch cake circle: http://amzn.to/2jCOPvh
 Print Recipe: http://cookinglsl.com/watercolor-fondant-cake/print/
 Matcha Layer Cake With White Chocolate Ganache Drip: http://cookinglsl.com/matcha-layer-cake-with-white-chocolate-ganache-drip-recipe/
 No Eggs, No Milk, No Butter Chocolate Layer Cake Recipe: http://cookinglsl.com/no-eggs-no-milk-no-butter-chocolate-layer-cake-recipe/
 Tangerine Layer Cake With Tangerine Curd And Cream Cheese Icing: http://cookinglsl.com/tangerine-layer-cake-with-tangerine-curd-and-cream-cheese-frosting-recipe/
 Pumpkin Tiramisu: http://cookinglsl.com/pumpkin-tiramisu-cake-recipe/
 Strawberry And White Chocolate Charlotte Cake : http://cookinglsl.com/strawberry-and-white-chocolate-charlotte-cake-recipe/
 Blueberries And Bavarian Cream Cake: http://cookinglsl.com/blueberries-and-bavarian-cream-cake-recipe/
 Raspberry Mousse Cake: http://cookinglsl.com/raspberry-mousse-cake-recipe-no-bake/