50th Anniversary cake

2 weeks before Easter Chad's mom calls and asked me if I would make a special cake for her parents 50th wedding anniversary. Of course I said yes!! I had been wanting a reason to make a cake again anyways! :) I used 2 of the same recipes from January's Cake Frenzy. I used the Honey Chai and the Coffee Chocolate cake recipes. Each tier has both kinds of cake in it.

This time I decided to use store bought fondant and just bought white and an once of black food coloring. It took about 2 hours and and once and a half black to get the fondant the right color. The gold color is edible gold pearl dust mixed with vodka and then I painted it on to the hearts and little beads in between the diamonds. I used the Cricut and a sheet of stencil plastic to make a diamond shaped stencil so they would all be the same size.

I got the black shiny by painting it with vodka as well. I discovered this by accident when I dropped one of the diamonds in the bowl of vodka I was using to adhere all the pieces to the cake. I also had problems with the fondant cracking on me so I think it was too dry again! :( oh well I will figure it out someday!


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