Rain, Rain Cake







We've been experiencing an unusually wet spring this May.  The air is chilly, and the skies grey, with the steady drip of raindrops pattering on the ground.  I don't mind it at all.

I've even gotten to use my black and white polkadot umbrella with its pretty ruffled edge twice this week, which I love, although my husband refuses to walk underneath it.

It was the rain which inspired this little cake.











I rarely play with fondant anymore, having come to realize that I far prefer just buttercream, but this cake is covered in mostly buttercream with just a few fondant decorations.

They are easy to create, with a small teardrop cutter for the raindrops and two different sizes of circle cutters for the umbrella.  Just cut a circle of fondant measuring about 3 inches in diameter, then use a smaller circle cutter to cut the bottom edge of the umbrella.  Roll a little piece of fondant between your hands to make the handle, and adhere everything to the cake with small dabs of light corn syrup or piping gel.

I adore the umbrella, but the fluffy buttercream storm clouds might be my favorite part.









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    1. Thank you! :) It's been in the back of my mind for a while, and was glad for all the rainy weather to finally make it.

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  2. What kind of cake?
    Not that it matters....tee hee hee!
    Scrumptious!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I didn't include a recipe, since it would be hard to recreate - I used some juice that I had drained off of a berry rhubarb compote that I cooked, and used that to flavor the cake, along with a handful of chocolate chips.

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  3. That cake looks delicious! Oh my.....I don't have words....

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  4. This looks so beautiful! What type of frosting did you use? Did the fondant decorations stick on the frosting without any issues of melting or falling off? I am planning on making a baby shower cake for my friend, and loved this design ...

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    1. Maya,
      I use a crusting buttercream recipe (found here: http://www.curlygirlkitchen.com/2012/08/everything-ive-learned-about-buttercream.html). I just chilled the frosted cake first, and then stuck on the fondant cutouts with a little more buttercream to adhere them. They never melt or fall off this way. Good luck with your cake! :)

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  5. Thanks Heather for the quick reply! I am definitely giving this a shot

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