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Paris Landmark Cake

Yesterday my old high school, BHS had a cake auction for Relay for Life.  My grade 8 English teacher (she was actually the core French teacher but I was in French immersion so I guess she was my "core" English teacher) asked me to do a cake to put in the auction.  As I mentioned in my Instagram post, who can say no to Mme Romanchuk??

I found this cake on Pinterest that I thought would be perfect.  It's French themed and in my school's colours.

 I made a 3 layer 8" chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream filling.  I made the flowers on Sunday evening so that they had lots of time to dry.  After I covered the cake in fondant I rolled out more white fondant and traced the general shapes of the landmarks before painting on the details with slightly watered down black gel dye.  All the swirls were added with royal icing.

The first landmark, the Eiffel Tower.

The second, the Arc de Triomphe.  Didn't realise I didn't a full shot of it.  It was my favourite, of course.

And finally, the Moulin Rouge.

I finished the cake right at 9pm last night and had a clean kitchen.  It was very strange to still have some time left to the evening.


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