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Maria's Pink and Orange Shower Cake

My coworker Maria asked me to do a cake for her bridal shower.  She knew she wanted a chocolate tier and a key lime tier covered with bright pink and orange flowers.

Flour Confections sell back and pink cake boards now, which is awesome.  I rarely use the silver boards now if I don't have to.  So, I started with a 12" cake board; then a 10" 2 layer chocolate tier and an 8" 2 layer key lime tier.  Each tier is covered in white fondant.  I added 1.5" white ribbon around the base of each tier with a 1/2" pink ribbon on top.  The extra wide white ribbon helped to cover the gap between the two tiers.

For the flowers I cut out circles of various sizes and ruffled the edges.  The "M" topper I made out of fondant a few days in advance to make sure it hardened.  Before it hardened I stuck a couple of toothpicks in the bottom so that it would stand up straight on the top of the cake.  The "M" did crack a little when I put it on.  The one tooth pick was at the wrong angle.  

We dropped this cake off at Bluffers Restaurant down at the foot of the Scarborough Bluffs where the shower was being held.  Mr. T was my hero and carried the cake up several flights of stairs. 


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