This past holiday weekend was packed full for us. We went to my grandmothers for lunch on Thanksgiving. Built a bed (to be detailed next week). Went to a friends house for the Razorback game. And I made a cake for an engagement party. Then we had to clean up after the apparent cyclone that tore through our house.
The cake was fairly easy. And by easy, I mean I had a plan and there was no cussing. Any cake that is completed without cussing is a success in my book.
It was for a friend's sisters engagement party. She wanted a ring box with a diamond ring in it. Me being a cake purist, I really wanted to make the ring out of fondant and pour a sugar diamond. Yeah, that didn't happen. I could not find a silicone mold large enough. I found a plastic one that was the right size, but I was afraid that the hot sugar would melt it.
I coated it all in buttercream and then covered everything in fondant. I used a punch to give the ribbon a little more depth and painted it with luster dust. I love luster dust.
The bottom cake was a 10 inch square, the box was three 6 inch squares with another 6 inch square for the top.
It traveled really well, which always makes me happy. I hate driving with cake in the car. But, how else will it get there?