Once again, we're trying to do this as much fondant- and gumpaste-free as possible. The customer wants only two tiers, so we're doing the bottom two in our example today. I decided the easiest way to do the bottom tier would to be to ice only the side blue:
Then add all the fluffly white goodness on the sides afterward:
I iced the top tier red, added some wonky striping on the side, and sat her right on top of the bottom tier:
Next, the it (arguably my favorite part of the cake... it just makes it so.. Seuss-y. So I rolled out some gumpaste and cut a kite shape:
Then used the ever-useful Wilton Food Writer Pens to decorate my little kite:
So. Cute. I think so, anyway. So now we place the kite on the cake, add a tail (with bows!) and little wind lines to make our kite float through the breeze:
Voila. A Seuss-themed cake. The customer has a Cat in the Hat graduation figurine to put on top, so if I get a photo, I'll post it up here.
That's all for today, folks. Check back soon for more Cake in Progress.