25th Anniversary Cake
by Charity Hullinger
This cake was inspired by my mom and dad's 25th wedding anniversary. I wanted to make something beautiful for them, so I decided to learn how to make marshmallow fondant.
I started 2 days before by trying my hand at making fondant carnations. I made 25 of them. I also made fondant leaves in 3 different sizes to help cover bare spots. I added some curve to them by draping them over a empty paper towel roll covered in some plastic wrap.
Heart Shaped Cakes
The night before I took 2 heart shaped white cakes and covered with white frosting and then covered it with the marshmallow fondant. I found that you can use a small ball of fondant flattened to smooth the fondant out rather than use a smoothing tool which can sometimes be too bulky.
After I trimmed the fondant and smoothed it out, I marked out where to put the carnations and used bamboo skewers to keep them attached to the cake. I decided to put the carnations over one side of the top of the heart cake.
I then took a mini heart fondant cutter and cut out a bunch of hearts. I took 25 of the mini hearts and topped the carnations with them. I then took the fondant leaves and worked them where-ever I saw big patches of bare fondant.
I then took the leftover mini fondant hearts and covered the rest of the cake in them, using small dabs of water to attach them to the cake. I finished the cake off by carefully wrapping a sheer white ribbon around the base of the carnations. Wow Charity! Thank you for your detailed entry to the cake decorating contest. Your 25th Anniversary Cake is just gorgeous. I love that it is pure white with a lot of details. Great tip too about smoothing the fondant. Good luck! Ask your friends and family to come and cast a vote for you.