The theme of my BFF Natalie’s bridal shower was Breakfast at Tiffany’s so it was the perfect opportunity to make a Tiffany boxes cake.
Natalie loves chocolate so I decided to make triple-layered chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream filling. I covered the cake in store-bought “tiffany blue” fondant and the colour was perfect. Then I added white fondant for ribbons and a bow.
I’m just CRAZY about Tiffany’s! — Holly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Covering a square cake with fondant = my challenge
The curse of the square cake got me again. You can see that the fondant pleated in the corner so I just tried to piece it together and wipe away most of the chocolate buttercream that oozed from the cracks.
Cake-decorating note: White buttercream is more forgiving than brown chocolate buttercream, particularly when you need to wipe it off any shade of fondant that’s lighter than brown.
Such a pretty fondant bow
I was very happy with how the bow turned out. The trick is to roll the fondant thick enough so it doesn’t collapse but thin enough so it actually looks like a thick ribbon. I used an empty paper towel roll to support the bow loops while they hardened and then I attached them to the cake. I stuffed the loops with crushed paper towels for additional support as I refrigerated the cake overnight.
It was so hot and humid on the day of the bridal shower, even the fondant sweated. But it didn’t take long for the cake to acclimatize and the condensation evaporated in the air-conditioned party room.
The cake got rave reviews at the party and if anyone noticed the flaws, they were kind enough to not mention it.
…nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that’d make me feel like Tiffany’s, then – then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name! — Holly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffany’s