My daughter and I were shopping for a new Easter dress and found this pastel-striped ribbon dress at Gymboree. It looked like a yummy cake to me!
When I read Robin's great tutorial for making a Petal Cake on Bird on a Cake, I knew I had a cake to try. Why not for Easter?
I love pastels, especially in the spring, AND I knew I'd found a great color scheme for a Petal Cake. I considered using all the pastels in the cake, but simplified to a more Spumoni-style color scheme. I love the simple lines and the repeated patterns of this cake decorating technique.
I used my favorite Vanilla Cake recipe since I knew it would make a cake dense enough to support a little more frosting. I tinted the cake layers with spring green and pale pink food coloring gels, leaving the middle layer white.
Next time, I may flavor the cake layers with cherries or pistachios to make it a more official Spumoni-style dessert. Anyone else have a cake obsession? What kind of cake do you crave?
See the full Petal Cake Tutorial here.