Oh happy day! I finally have a camera! For Christmas my lovely hubby gave me a DSLR camera so that I can start taking awesome photos of my baking adventures. (He's so sweet, I love him :-) And guess what! The USB cable finally came in the mail! Back to blogging I go!
Anywho, my friend Christina asked if I could make her a gluten free Birthday cake and of course I said yes! I asked her what some of her favorite things were and she said she liked peacocks, teal, and purple. And then I remembered that I had pinned a peacock cake a while back on pinterest. (of course, where else would I get inspiration from!) I based this cake design off of No Ordinary Cake's Peacock Cupcake.
Using my giant cupcake mold, I made a gf chocolate cake and filled it with a coconut filling and frosted with a very light buttercream. Her family said it tasted like an almond joy!
First I baked a whole bunch of medium and small heart shaped sugar cookies and decorated them with royal icing.
I sculpted the neck and head out of rice krispies and covered it in fondant. Oh and lesson learned-- do not frost molded rice krispy before applying fondant. Twas not pretty!
|check out the glitter dust!|
The feathers are my favorite. So much color and dimension!
|brushed glitter onto sugar cookies as well. what Birthday girl doesn't like sparkle?!|
Happy Birthday Christina! xoxo
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