Move over Naomi Cambell, there is a new Naomi in town. Seriously, when they talk about a smile that lights up a room I think this is it.
The reason I love making cakes is just that, making someone smile, thank you birthday girl you made my day.
The cake was Madagascar vanilla filled with as many strawberries as I could fit and made with heavy whipping cream buttercream. The birthday girl is a fan of strawberry shortcake so this cake was just right.
The makeup bag I made from chocolate rice krispy cereal treats using the same recipe and cake topper making technique that I explain with detail in my previous blog. This particular makeup bag however, I covered with two colors of fondant, a strip of black across the top then turning the makeup bag over I applied a single piece of light brown starting at the bottom working my way back up toward the top of the bag. I cut a clean edge where the brown met the black with an x-acto blade. To finish with the fondant I cut seams on both sides of the bag so it looked like sown seams of an actual bag.
The next step was to cover the cake board with the same light brown and let it dry overnight. Then with a paint brush reserved for cake work I thinned down the brown gel food coloring with vodka so the food coloring would dry quickly and painted the first coat of odd circular shapes to cover both the bag and cake base. Then with another smaller brush I painted the black gel food coloring undiluted to make the accent lines around the spots I had just painted. The black line work inevitably looked washed out if it was not used directly from the jar.
I added the lipstick, eye shadow and nail polish in simple shapes made from fondant, flowers from a daisy cutter and her intial and birthday year in pink.
If you have questions about making this cake please let me know, I would love to help.
Again, thank you for the great photo Naomi you look fabulous!