Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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.