Let’s Blow Bubbles!

I love my job.  I mean, look at the cakes that we get to create!  And I dare you to look at this cake and not reminesce about blowing bubbles as a child.

This cake was for Miss Charlie’s 8th Birthday Party.  We started with a clean slate – two tiers to serve about 26, which we iced smooth with white buttercream.  Once the cake was iced and stacked, we added the child silhouette in black.  To do this, we printed the image (on regular paper) and laminated it.  Then we cut it out and laid it on top of rolled out black fondant.  Using an X-acto knife, we cut out the silhouette and placed it directly onto the cake.  You can attach fondant to cake with a little vodka or piping gel as the glue.

Once the silhouette of the girl blowing bubbles was in place, we were able to start placing the “bubbles.”  These were a mix of sugar pearls, sixlets, gumballs and styrofoam balls covered in fondant and pearl sprayed.  Once these were in place, we added the #8 topper, which was made ahead of time, so it could dry. The number topper ws made from black fondant and we added black glitter for a little extra shimmer. The topper as well as some of the bubbles were placed on floral wire, so they would stand up and hold their shape.

From the color variety to the pearlized finish on the bubbles, we think this cake turned out pretty stinkin’ cute.  What are your thoughts?  Leave us a comment or ask a question below and we will do our best to answer.  Until next time…happy caking!