Today is the first day of Spring! We’re welcoming in the new season with gorgeous cake perfect for any springtime event. Created by Kristin Kirkpatrick of Fat Girl Cakes, today’s cake is new and definitely fresh! Rolls of fondant are wrapped, grouped, stacked and swirled to create an intricate design similar to the art of paper quilling. Paired with a subtle pink ombre effect and rolled fondant flowers that pop, this design is all about modern simplicity. Blooming with beauty, we’re loving this Quilled Flower Cake!
I fell in love with this cake the moment I saw it! It’s unique… It’s bold… And it’s simply stunning! I can envision this cake at a spring wedding, a sweet birthday party or even a baby shower. It’s budding with possibilities!
Kristin shares some insight with us on how this cake came to be…
“I had a bride who was interested in a “honeybee” themed cake. I wasn’t sure if she was interested in a literal translation or something a little more abstract. So I found a few pictures of cakes, in different styles, that said honeybee to me and would hopefully give me a better sense of what she was thinking. One of the cakes I sent her was of a single tier cake that looked like a bunch of daffodils on long stems. I thought it might make an interesting 3 tier cake, and hoped that she would see the possibilities that I did. Turned out she was looking for a more traditional cake, but that cake of all the stems around the tier stuck with me.
The entire cake was constructed of ropes created with an extruder that my husband created by modifying a caulk gun. I completed the tiers and was unsure where to take it when I thought about the paper art of quilling. Instead of using strips of fondant, I decided to keep the rope theme and created the flowers to adorn the cake. It just goes to show you that you don’t need to have a ton of tools or use several different techniques on a cake to make something special.”
A very special thank you to Kristin of Fat Girl Cakes for sharing her lovely Quilled Flower Cake with us today! I love, love, love it! It’s the perfect start to Spring here on Half Baked!