I recently got engaged (yay!) and instead of looking for venues or a dress, I started researching quilt patterns and scrolling through quilt-related Instagram hashtags. This was stemming from the fact that a few months earlier I'd mentioned to my parents that the best wedding gifts I could image were homemade cutting boards from my dad and and a homemade quilt from my mom. So now that a wedding is on it's way, my mom wanted to pick out a pattern and some fabric..which led to my current quilt obsession. Quilting might seem old fashioned and country-ish to some, but those people just haven't seen all the gorgeous and creative modern quilts people are making these days. Look at them! Loooooook!
After my Pinterest/Instagram quilt-gawking-spree I was left wanting to do something quilt-related..except I don't know how to sew (side-note: why do so many people assume that knowing how to bake= knowing how to sew? Baking a cake has given me no insight on how one might baste a quilt or hem a skirt.) Anyways, to satisfy my desire to play around with shapes and colours, I chose a quilt pattern to use for fondant cut outs to make a quilt inspired cake
I decided I'd try using the wax-paper transfer method for the fondant pieces, and then paint the cake (instead of tinting the fondant) to give the design a little texture similar to when people chose fabrics with patterns for their quilts.
I started to project off by baking some six inch layers of my favorite no fail ultra-moist one bowl chocolate cake, then crumb coated them with a mocha-rum frosting made with Stirling's Churn84 butter. I let the whole chocolaty shebang chill in the fridge overnight before whipping up a batch of vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream and smoothing it over the entire cake