Saturday, April 10, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake and Building Blocks Cake

I modeled the character Strawberry Shortcake out of fondant and she sits on top of a set of building blocks. Each of the blocks is made with pure white vanilla cake with a strawberry cream filling and covered in a light pink fondant. Letters and animal shapes adorn the blocks, which we made for a baby shower.

I think this character turned out better than any I have done so far. I paid special attention to capturing the right facial expression, gave her freckles and added some rouge to give her cheeks the right complexion. The strawberries on the hat are hand painted. You can see this detail in the close up.