This cake was made with lots of love for one of my friends. I was inspired by all these pretty pictures of sugar butterflies and fondant roses on other cakes. And I decided to try to make my own and see how it looks.
Inside again I made a basic butter cake and divided it in three layers. For the filling I chose whipped cream with strawberries for one layer and for another I used whipped cream with cherries. I think whipped cream with fruits or berries makes the filling light and not too sweet, and fruits add a little sourness to it for a perfect combination.
The decoration took quite some time to make. First of all I made marshmallow fondant and divided it in two halves. One I made a bit darker pink colour to have some contrast with the roses. I needed to cover my cake with butter cream I think, and put it in a fridge to set before I covered it with the fondant, because the sides did not look as even as I wanted them to be. Next time I will certainly do that.
Then I whipped some egg whites with sugar and made royal icing butterflies and green leaves applying the mixture on the baking paper with a draft picture on the other side, so I could still see the lines. They dried so quickly and I attached them to the cake with some writing icing. That was really easy. The butterflies and leaves were so fragile though, so I was happy I made a few spare ones.
I absolutely enjoyed it and want to work with this sugar mixture again to try new ideas and designs.