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Pretty In Pink

I made this cake for cutie Lauren who's request was to have some butterflies and for it to be chocolate.  Got to love a girl who knows what she wants at 4! :)  I got the idea for from the blog Layers of Love.  Lauren was a happy birthday girl.

This was also my first go at making fondant from scratch.  The recipe is from  It was very easy but messy.  Fortunately I had the foresight to make it a day in advance since you need to refrigerate it overnight.  I added the dye while it was mixing.  You definitely need a heavy duty mixer to handle it though. I ended up with almost 2.5lb of fondant that cost me less than $4.00 to make.  I will definitely make my own as much as possible since it cost $15.99 for a 4lb tub from Bulk Barn, and that's a good deal.

Cake: Perfect Chocolate Cake
Decorations: Butterflies were made with heart cutter from Pampered Chef that I cut off the end on an angle.  The polka dots were made using tip 12 and 6.  The flowers I used the cutters from Flour Confections.  Love the plunger cutters.  A great invention.  The stems I drew on with edible ink markers.  The trim and bow were made using the Wilton Ribbon cutter and embossing set.


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