Saturday, April 27, 2013

Keep Calm & Love One Direction

This order was for a 18th birthday party: 18 Oreo cupcakes and a 6" round vanilla fondant cake. The theme was One Direction and the colors were to be red, blue, and white (i.e Union Jack).

The cupcakes were made with an Oreo cookie on the bottom, and with a two-toned (red & blue) buttercream icing. This was the first time I'd done this type of icing and thought it came out really well. Each cupcake was then topped with a 2" round fondant cutout with an edible picture on top.  
Two-toned Buttercream Icing
Buttercream icing swirl

Finished cupcakes

Keep Calm & <3 One Direction

Close-Up of Cupcakes

The 6" round two-tier vanilla cake is separated with a layer of white buttercream icing and stands 5" tall. I covered it in red fondant, and piped a star border around the edges. Circling the cake is the saying, "One Band. One Dream. One Direction.". It is topped with a customized edible picture for the birthday girl. As you can see in the picture below, the red fondant has bled through the rice paper a little. Don't worry..after much afterthought, I now know how to prevent this from happening again in the future!

"One Band. One Dream. One Direction."

On a side note, I plan on using this two-toned buttercream method again. Instead of the IM swirl, it can also be used to create rosettes on a this:

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