|Avila's 3~Tier Christening Cake|
Avila's cake took approximately 12 hours from start to finish. The bottom tiers are 9" and 12" rounds and the top tier is a 6" hexagon. The cakes are vanilla with strawberry cheesecake filling which I am starting to discover is a crowd favorite. The bottom and top tiers were alternate layers of chocolate and kona mocha cake filled with fudge mousse.
The top tier has a fondant eyelet border that I cut with a ruffle border and I poked holes in the top to make it look like eyelet lace. I used real ribbon on top the eyelet to layer the look. The silk peony I used for the topper was a wedding flower Avila's mom and dad saved from their wedding.
The tiny polka dots are candy pearls placed on with tweezers. I made the pearl border with a silicone fondant mold, then brushed with pearl dust. I purchased the beautiful acrylic cross from a hospital gift shop and it makes a perfect keepsake for the baby too.
The final layer was the most time consuming, but turned out just as planned. The polka dots were hand-cut from white homemade fondant. I like to cover the cake board in fondant it adds such a personal touch to the cakes.