After this process I started melting all my candy melts. This was sooo time consuming. After they are all melted you then use a template or free-hand your candy decorations. You have to outline first, add small coloring effects, and then cover with more candy. The ones that are just white and funky have not been flipped over yet.
Then I mixed up my colored icings and iced my two cakes. I had to learn to measure dowels and cut them with shears to place into the base cake for stability.
Then I stacked them and added cloud trim on the base of the top tier and then green trim on the base cake to cover the boards and make it look nicer.I do not like cakes covered completely in fondant (although I do want to do one to teach myself) but I don't like the taste much. You cannot go wrong with good ole' buttercream frosting and a lot of it. So my cake is lumpy and definitely not smooth. Thank goodness for decorations.....The finaly cake.....(drum roll) Ha ha!!I used too much frosting to adhere my sun and you can see it. That bothers me alot, but....overall I am really pleased. It is not as pretty as what I had in my head but I think it is pretty and with practice I hope to make them better and better. I cannot wait to see what Clara's 1st birthday cake is going to look like!! I cannot believe November 19th it will be one year!! I hope I did not bore you to tears writing about the cake preparation but I just LOVE it!! I would love to start doing it on the side (when time permits) for a fun-paying hobby!