I loved making this cake!!! I like to put my sculptural skills to the test, and I was able to work with a modeling chocolate/fondant mixture, my favorite when it comes to modeling work. The lettering, seaweed, coral, crab, shells, etc are all fondant, I used some brown sugar for the sand and a bit of tinted piping gel for the water. Beneath all that decorated goodness is a chocolate cake, filled with raspberry filling and cream cheese frosting… and oh man, was it good! Probably the best part of making this cake was meeting Geraldine and her awesome family… Anthony her husband and her two birthday boys, Ante and Hans. They were gracious enough to invite my family to their party, and we had such a blast! We’ve definitely made some new friends, and we have a delicious octopus cake to thank for it!
Every little girl loves Minnie Mouse, including Chloe who turned 4 this past weekend. Her favorite flavor is chocolate, and I paired it with cream cheese frosting, for both the cake and cupcakes. All decorations are fondant, except for the ears… which are a mix of cereal treats, white chocolate, modeling chocolate and fondant… and a few toothpicks to hold them up!