Last week it was birthday time again! This year Purplicious decided to go with an art theme. For her cake I made a paint palette.
I loved how quick and easy this cake was to create!
I used the medium sized Paisley pan from Wilton. Frosted the entire cake in white butter cream. Then used a measuring cup (1/3 I think) to decide where my paint splotches should be. Then I mixed up little bits of lots of bold colors and litterally just plunked the frosting onto the cake.
The hardest part was making the paintbrush. For it I used part of one large tootsie roll. Microwaved it for about 14 seconds (7 seconds at a time) until it was soft enough to mold. Then shaped into the brush. I repeated the same steps with a banana laffy taffy for the brush. This is what I had:
I thought it was lacking something so I placed a little bit of food coloring on a toothpick and traced the lines for the bristles into the paintbrush. It wasn’t perfect but it worked. I think it looked cooler from a distance than up close.
One quick tip! Place on a piece of parchment or wax paper as it hardens back up. Otherwise it will stick to whatever surface you place it on.
Once the paintbrush was finished I decided on its placement and wrote Happy Birthday on the cake. Finishing the whole cake off with a shell border around the bottom!
That pretty much sums it up! Come back Monday for Part 2 the ART Party!