Erin asked me to do a cake for her mom's birthday. Sheila always likes carrot cake, and I have to admit that mine is absolutely delicious! Cream cheese frosting is delightfully creamy on top and you have a little slice of heaven at your fingertips.
Anyway, you may recall that I previously did a cake for her where I covered the cake in a leopard print fondant. I wanted to carry on that theme and instead did a leopard print bow. Never seen one of these before.
To make the bow, I created the fondant/gum paste base color; kind of like a tan/beige. I cut all of my pieces and formed them and let them dry overnight. Then I hand-painted the leopard print on each one of the bow loops and on the ribbon on the cake. I used an orange and black, diluted with vanilla extract.
I love the way it turned out! And Sheila, I hope you had a VERY happy birthday!!!