Please, put down your coffee and have a seat. I feel like today’s post needs to come with a warning label. It would go something like this… CAUTION: Today’s cake may take your breath away. Some have experienced intense, gorgeous-induced giddiness when viewing this cake. Swooning and fainting may also occur.
Okay. Now that you’re fully prepared, we can proceed. Seriously, today’s cake is truly magnificent. It’s bold. It’s bright. It incorporates both classic beauty and current trend into one design. Vibrant blue poppy flowers inspired by an antique painting dance their way up a side of pale yellow fondant. Blades of grass, shaded from dark to light, curl together creating a soft, ruffle-esk bottom tier. It’s all enough to make a girl feel faint! It’s a spectacular Blue Poppy Flowers Cake created by Rachel Skvaril of Fondant Flinger.
Rachel Skvaril of Fondant Flinger shares the story behind her design:
“When most people think of poppies, they think of the “Wizard of Oz” variety – fields upon fields of red blooms. But, the blue poppy is special. Unique. Just like the kindhearted woman this cake was made for. I was approached by this lucky lady’s husband and daughter to create a cake to not only celebrate Mother’s Day, but also a not-to-be-forgotten birthday surprise. The special birthday girl owns a local home furnishing store in Kodiak, Alaska, so I took an artistic approach and molded her favorite flower to imitate those that may be seen in a painting hanging in her store. And since I love all things ruffles, I went with the idea to create blades of grass in shades of green for the bottom tier.
This cake was such a joy for me to make. Happy Birthday and Mother’s Day to one loved wife, mother, and grandmother.”
In addition to it’s beauty… this cake is a chocolate lover’s dream. The bottom two tiers were chocolate rum cake layered with chocolate ganache and vanilla swiss meringue buttercream, and the top tier was chocolate rum cake filled with whipped chocolate ganache.
This cake is simply A.MA.ZING! A very special thank you to Rachel of Fondant Flinger for sharing her Blue Poppy Flowers Cake with us today! It is simply exquisite and a wonderful way to end another week of cake! Happy Friday everyone!