Sunday, November 14, 2010

Birthday Bashes with Black Fondant

These cakes are simple chocolate cakes frosted with buttercream, encased with black fondant.  I used mainly #3 and #5 writing tips to pipe the designs on.

Piping buttercream designs or words onto fondant is much easier if you trace an outline of your design on, first.  With both of these cakes, I used toothpicks to lightly draw the design onto the fondant surface.  This is also helpful for writing phrases, so that you don't run out of room.  If necessary, you could use a paper design if you apply medium pressure to the paper as you trace it onto the fondant.

The translation "Happy Birthday" in Dutch, for a Dutch lady who loves owls!  Her cooking blog can be found at

This is the logo for the Industrial Workers of the World, and it was a birthday cake created for an organizer with the NYC chapter of the IWW. 

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