I was asked by a former co-worker to make a baby shower cake to match the theme of vintage nursery rhymes. Such a cute concept and the fabric and art samples that she provided for inspiration were just beautiful. I really wanted the cake to capture the vintage quality of the toile - the watercolor effect of the details, soft colors and realistic expressions of the characters. This would be a tall order, given that fondant characters so often come across looking very cartoon-like with sharp colors and edges. So, I set out to attempt a new technique for me...painting on fondant. Instead of using fondant to create all the features, I decided to paint them on so that they would look like a watercolor painting. I also wanted to create a toile effect by painting on the fondant background. Here are the inspiration pieces that Amanda provided.
The back of the cake completes the story of where all this "once upon a time" takes place. It looks so peaceful and fanciful..exactly what a nursery should be.
Thanks to Amanda for the opportunity to be a part of the celebration!