So, I made a birthday cake for my mom – her birthday was yesterday. As I was making it, i took a ton of photos and documented it’s progress from generic un-decorated cake layers, to celebrated birthday star. Here is one cake’s journey, in photos, from average unknown plain jane, to birthday stardom.
Stage 1: assemble the layers.
Top one layer with buttercream, spread it out evenly, and place the other layer on top.
Stage 2: Ice the entire cake.
Smooth it out, but be sure to save some icing to color for decorating.
Stage 3: adding shell border and flowers.
Color your icing as you see fit. I chose a kind of mauve-y tone for the flowers and border, and a light green for the leaves.
Stage 4: Personalize.
This cake was for my mom, so I added the appropriate message.
Stage 5: eat and enjoy!!