One word: GLAM. This turquoise and gold tiered cake made for one lucky gal’s 25th birthday celebration is by far the most glamorous cake I have ever made! Check. it. out.:
The top tier (red velvet with cream cheese buttercream filling) was frosted with smooth, white vanilla buttercream; the middle tier (6-layer chocolate cake filled with alternating layers of dark chocolate mousse & dark chocolate ganache) was covered with pure 24 carat edible gold; and the bottom layer (yellow butter cake filled with vanilla buttercream) was frosted with an turquoise-watercolor effect vanilla buttercream and specks of gold. Finally, the cake was tied together with a turquoise & white sugar peony with gold-tipped petals. Ooo-la-la-la:
We used the DeiAurum brand of pure 24K gold, made here in the U.S. of A., and I was super-impressed with the quality. The gold was so fun and weirdly addictive to apply – all my future cakes may be “accidentally” covered with gold. So pretty. And shiny. And gold.
Hope you all have a great weekend! I am so excited – I have something big cookin’ this weekend. And it has to with my little sister. And her wedding. This weekend. Eeeeeeep!!!