Pillow Cake

I made this cake for a friend’s friend.

I was all revved up about it.

A girl need some creativity in her life!

I used a basic vanilla cake with buttercream icing.WP_20151112_002

Prepare two cakes, using 9 x9 pans.

Cool, frost, and freeze for about 2-4 hrs.

If a cake needs carving, it must be frozen in order to get that “cold” cut.

I made a pillow template and placed it on the frozen cake. The rest was fairly easy. Just follow the template with a serrated knife(I used a bread knife). I also placed some tiny pieces of cake in the middle to give a soft, bumpy look of a cotton filled pillow. WP_20151112_003WP_20151112_005Next came the “fun” time. Fondant cover.

I used a white fondant, tinted it rose pink,rolled it a 17 x 17 rectangle(I wanted extra fondant at this stage to have it easily drape on the cake).

Once the fondant was on(successfully), life became easy.

Made the trims and lines.

Glued the pearls, fondant buttons,and tassels,

Added some magic(sparkle dust).

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Voilà!