Friday, April 13, 2012

Roller Skating Birthday Cake

It's hard for me to believe that my daughter just turned 11 years old.  ELEVEN!  How is that even possible?? 

It's her turn for a party this year (with four children in our family, we take turns with parties!) so we decided on a roller skating party at a nearby skating rink.  I found some cute clip art and made her invitations and my daughter asked to have a matching cake. 

Lime green and turquoise are her favorite colors, so I made sure to use them on the cake.  You may not be able to see, but the skating kids are actually on rolled fondant!  I rolled the fondant about 1/4 inch thick, then used the pattern transfer technique to copy the clip art.  I customized the clip art, changing one of the characters from a boy to a girl, and I changed their clothing.  The characters are drawn with royal icing, using the same technique I use for decorating cookies----piping the outline with medium icing, then flooding-in with thin icing.  I made the fondant topper several days ago so the royal icing would have time to dry.  Once the cake was baked, cooled, and frosted I set the fondant topper gently onto the cake and piped a border around it with buttercream. 

We're looking forward to the roller skating party tomorrow with 20 of my daughter's friends!

1 comment:

  1. That's a wonderful cake. =) I only have two girls, and we still don't do parties all the time.