This is what you get when you tell the decorator last minute that you need a two tiered circus themed cake on the same day a wedding cake is due.
This was or my boss because there’s no way I’d let a customer get away with such nonsensical last minute ordering. I received some images in a text message that were all fondant, and we don’t keep fondant on hand unless there’s an order. After thinking about it for a minute, muttering angrily to myself, and eating a cookie, I started mixing some colors and threw this together.
This cake was for a little girl turning 5. I made the 5 out of pink white chocolate and plenty of shimmer spray. The strawberry on the top was just a leftover from the fresh strawberries inside. I made the top tier deciding it would be my circus tent, and the green on the bottom was simply the grassy hill it was set up on. After I stacked it and stuck on the 5, I discovered I still had some time to add tiny details because kids love tiny details.
The clown and the train cars were the easy part, but then I started to lose some creative juice. One of the baristas requested a seal, so that made it in, and I had just made a giraffe cake earlier in the week, so I tacked a couple of those on, too.
The hearts on the elephant are a nod to the cake I made last year for the same little girl. There are plenty of things I would have done differently with more time, but over all I think it looks pretty good for an hour and a half of fruit cutting, constructing, icing, and decorating. The unfinished pearls of icing really irk me because I always round out my pearl borders, but not today, not with a day’s notice.