DIY : Pink Ribbon Cake

Our contributor, Miso Bakes, is sharing a new DIY in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month …

This cake is dedicated to all the fighters.

This cake is dedicated to all the survivors.

This cake is dedicated to those who have succumbed to their battle.

This cake was created with much hope that we will soon find a cure to breast cancer. As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I wanted to play a very small part in helping raise awareness by creating this cake.

a DIY by Miso Bakes


  • Cake(s)
  • White fondant
  • Petal dust in shades of pink
  • Vodka or clear extract (lemon, vanilla, etc)
  • Small, clean paint brush

STEP 1 :  Cover cake(s) in white fondant. Let it sit overnight or a few hours until the fondant firms up slightly.

STEP 2 :  In a small cup, mix a few drops of vodka (or extract) into a small sprinkling of petal dust. Stir with paintbrush. You want this to be a liquid paint-like consistency. If too thick, add more vodka.  If too thin, add more petal dust.  It is easier to to correct paint that is too thick than it is to correct paint that is too thin. So go easy with the liquid!

STEP 3 :  Paint circles onto cake, grouping to form the shape of the ribbon. Vary the size and color of each circle. Paint the largest circles first, adding in smaller circles to fill in the gaps.

STEP 4 :  Let dry.  Serve and enjoy!

TIP :  Mix your paint in small resealable cups.  Any leftovers will dry out, as the vodka evaporates.  Leaving behind a cup of petal dust.  Put the lid on and save for your next project.  When ready to use again, simply add more liquid.  Stir.  And paint.

To join the fight against breast cancer and learn more about early detection and screenings, please visit Susan G. Koman For the Cure.


Miso is based in Los Angeles where she is a cake designer and teacher. She also travels internationally to share her craft and passion with others.


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