Tropical Vibes

Sunny colors. Sunflowers. Sunset fade. This cake is giving off the best sunny feels!

For this two-tier cake, we started with two separate cakes that we leveled, filled and crumb coated to lock in the moisture. We iced each tier in a light yellow buttercream and set them aside to chill in the fridge. Once chilled, we stacked the cake using our bubble straw and dowel method.

To get the water vibes at the base and the sunset look at the top, we airbrushed color onto the cake. (My favorite airbrush is my Grex – it has a trigger pull and is consistent and amazing!) We added a bit of blue around the base and a bit of red to the top.

Once the cake was iced and airbrushed, it was time to add the details! We piped some tropical leaves with green buttercream and added sugar flowers for a more dimensional look. You can make these sugar flowers from fondant or gum paste or you can get them already made to save time. The sunflowers and carnations we used gave the perfect pop to this cake!

The last element of this cake was to add the name, which we did using fondant letter cut outs and then painted them with an edible gold dust. To turn the dust into a paint, simply add a little vodka or clear vanilla and mix it to form a paint. A little dust goes a long way!

Happy Decorating!