Last week we had a lot of fun creating this two-tiered Sofia the First cake! Both tiers are chocolate sponge filled with a vanilla pod infused buttercream and covered with a chocolate ganache. We get excited watching every cake take shape as we work on it and this one was no different. Creating the swags, chocolate gems, quilted board and the six inch fully edible Sofia figurine was a pleasure!
We made the ‘Happy Birthday’ banner using flower/modelling paste as it sets stiffly allowing things, like banners, to stand up and remain in shape. The board itself was quilted before the cake was placed on top of it and we adding a few sugar pearls to match the pearl borders.
The Sofia model is made entirely out of flower/modelling paste as it holds its shape much better than sugarpaste. Since this is a heavy material a rice krispy square moulded into a ball was used to help form the lower part of her body. To make sure she stands sturdily on top of the cake we used a wooden doweling stick pushed through the rice krispy ball and secured with white chocolate.
We love creating two-tiered cakes as they make great centre pieces at parties and they’re fun to decorate!
All photographs and written content belong to and are copyright to Juniper Cakery unless otherwise stated. Do not copy. We work hard to create content for our readers to enjoy and use so please do the same for your own site, blog, social media account or publication. Copying and publishing our work without permission or claiming it as your own work may lead to legal action from us. If you wish to feature our work please do contact us for info.