It is a scary yet beautiful next few years I have to look forward to now.
My birthday girl, Jessica, had a very specific plan for her sweet 16 cake.
She Wanted black fondant splashed with rainbow colors, and a flowing display of roses in every color of the rainbow.
I used royal icing in 6 colors, and splashed the black fondant covered cakes. Royal icing dries hard like candy and the colors brighten as they dry. I would have splashed this cake a bit lighter now that I have seen the results.
The cake was time consuming and I had problems with the thin layers falling apart, so if you decide to make thin layers, I recommend always using paper in your pans so it breaks free easier and doesn't fall apart on you.
I used marshmallow fondant because it tastes better than regular fondant. For the rainbow splash, I used royal icing.
Each color of rose going down the cake had a few extra roses to give them all a fanned out as they cascaded down and around the cake.
I will be sure to work on a step by step tutorial with recipes for this cake as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, I didn't get photos of the step by step progress, so I will be repeating this cake with just one layer for the tutorial.