Happy birthday to me! Turning fifty gave me the blues. I kept quiet, made the hubby swear to no party, and managed to make it past fifty without any over-the-hill references. Now, five years later, I'm ready to embrace my age and celebrate! My birthday is a great reason to make a cake and decorate it with RBCF, or rolled butter cream fondant.
Yield: about twenty-five 2" x 2" servings of cake, plus a dozen, variously sized, sugar cookies.
|Front of competed cake.|
The Sallee Bonham figurine was originally a Harley Davidson Christmas ornament.
I painted the hair red and put my own back patch on the vest.
|The beginning. |
The layers are covered in Rolled Butter Cream Fondant, RBCF.
Floral Decorations are RBCF,
Wilton Colors - Leaf Green, Black, and No Taste Red
McCormick Food Coloring - Blue
|RBCF flowers and leaves.|
|I used chocolate RBCF for the highway, landscape, and the cross|
|Sugar cookie signs lettered with all-purpose butter cream frosting.|
|Close up of sign details for my important life events.|
CMA means Christian Motorcyclist Association
|Back of cake with 1990 Baby 2 sign and final floral details.|
|The early years of my life.|
Sizes and Quantities
three 9 1/2" inch layers
one 4" x 4" layer
one batch of sugar cookies
three pounds of chocolate RBCF (rolled butter cream fondant)
three pounds of vanilla RBCF
1 large batch of all purpose butter cream frosting
4 boxes of cake mix, 3 white and 1 chocolate
3 two pound bags of powdered sugar
2 cups of light corn syrup
1 1/2 cups of shortening
1 cup of butter
3 cups flour
4 tsp. of vanilla