90th Birthday Cake – Buttercream Textures

mmc bakes buttercream cake san diego custom cakes chula vistaI really enjoyed making this simple, yet beautiful, three-tier buttercream cake with handmade fondant roses for a 90th birthday last weekend.  Ninety is definitely a reason to celebrate; what a blessing!

When I was asked to make this cake to feed about 60 people, I received a photo of a classic buttercream cake with simple piped details & real roses.  I had something else in mind, and sent the client pictures of rustic wedding cakes to show how beautiful and modern piping has come along in recent years.  Luckily, my client went with my idea & even liked my suggestion for a word topper, which I custom ordered from Cyn Details on Etsy, which is a local San Diego mother-owned company like mine!

The client went for my handmade fondant sugar roses instead of real roses, which I didn’t mind because I wanted to practice those!  They came out beautifully!  I brushed them with luster dust to help make them look more realistic.

This cake had a 10-inch bottom tier of marble cake with Oreo buttercream, and the top two tiers were white cake with fresh raspberry compote and vanilla buttercream.

Thank you, Liz, for hiring me to make this cake!  I hope your Grandmother & everyone liked it!