I was out shopping (again) and came across this handy little fondant and gum paste mold.
I couldn't wait to try it out and luckily enough, Sunday was a very rainy 'stay inside because it's raining' kind of day. So ..... I made a lemon cake (one of my favourites) and made a puree out of the fresh raspberries I had in the fridge for the filling. As always, I evened out the layers so they were the same size, put them together and iced the cake with a thin layer of vanilla buttercream. Then the decorating began.
This mold is the handiest thing I may have come across. It is easy to use, just dust a little cornstarch in the mold before using and it won't stick. I put little bits of fondant in at a time them used the ball of one of my tools to press it all in. I made sure there wasn't any extra over the edges so I could get a nice clean line on each one, bent the mold and peeled it out. EASY!
I stuck them on with a little water/sugar paste glue:
At this point, it was still raining out so I thought I would see what it would look like if I added a little more detail:
I loved the way it came out! I could just imagine a two tiered cake with this design.
Here is a picture of the inside - we had it for dessert that night. It was a fabulous cake - inside and out!