Aloha! Luau Tropical Engagement Cake!
What started out as a simple idea to cross off making sugar / fondant frangipanis from my "cake bucket list" turned into a fully decked out Luau themed cake with all the tropical trimmings! Miniature fondant coconuts, flower lei necklaces, pineapples, Tiki mask, hibiscus and even a ukulele!
|Aloha! Luau Themed Engagement Cake.|
All the tropical fondant trimmings!
The very first edible item I made for this cake was the fondant / gumpaste frangipanis (plumeria) - one of my all time favourite flowers. Nothing screams more tropical than a beautiful frangipani. This theme is so close to my heart - considering that I live in the best tropical city in the world!
I kid you not - these seemingly simple flowers were NOT so simple to make! I read a few tutorials, gumpaste flower books etc and rolled and destroyed MANY trial flowers! Every tutorial pretty much said the same thing "simply roll petals together" well ha ha jokes on me because every time I tried, my dear fingers seemed to squish each one! Eventually I figured out that I needed to work with each petal individually and extremely slowly to painstakingly get those petals to join in some kind of a frangipanni manner! Moral of the story? If at first you don't succeed try, try and try again. If you still don't succeed try experimenting and working with your own ideas and methods and keep trying until you win!
|Fondant/Gumpaste Frangipani dusted yellow.|
|Luau Themed Cupcake Toppers|
|Fondant/ Gumpaste Grass Skirt!|
|Cut out Circles, Gently imprint Strips - not too hard, and dust.|
|Edible Tropical Fondant Toppers! Aloha! It's Luau Time!|
|The Creation of Luau Fondant Peg People Cake Toppers:|
In The beginning there were two shades of fondant!
|Luau Tiki Engagement Cake: Cake Decor in Cairns|
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