Fall inspired birthday cake

Fall birthday cake

Inspired by all the beautiful colors outside. I decided to decorate my birthday cake with leaves, sunflowers, pumpkins and berries in warm colors. The flavour was almond cake, 1 layer of chocolate caramel ganache and 1 layer of applesauce vanilla mousse with apples from my moms garden.

I crumb coated the cake with the lovely Italian meringue butter cream (it is amazing to work with) and Marshmallow fondant. All the decoration was made out of modelling paste and I painted the leaves with petal dust colors, mixed with alcohol.

You can see another fall cake that I’ve made in the cake gallery.

Happy Caking!

Louise

Louise
Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.
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    • Rindy says

      Are the ganache and apple cream recipes on your website? I haven’t been able to locate and would love to give this cake a try….

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        No, I do plan to add it.

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  1. says

    I love this cake! My mom’s birthday is in October and I’d love to try and do something similar.

    Thanks for sharing all the great work you do on CJ!

  2. anny says

    i love everything about its cute its pretty and beautiful

    thanks for this beautiful Website

    all smiles for everyone:D

  3. Louise says

    elma: So far I have only heard that the wilton brand should not have a nice taste. All in all fondant is made of icing sugar so of course its sweet in taste. You can however make your own and add the flavour that you like.

  4. elma says

    Hi Louise,

    Belated happy Birthday! You’re so artistic! I’ve been a constant reader of your site…i love baking since i was a kid but my work takes most of my time…i just delight myself reading your creations! If you don’t mind i would like to ask regarding fondant icing…does it really taste good? I had a bad experience once i bought a cake for my son’s birthday and i chose fondant as the icing..the design was beautiful but when we ate it, it was awful…, i can’t describe the taste!we can’t eat the fondant..we removed it and just ate the cake…by the way we bought it from one of the best bakeshop in our country. Can you enlighten me about the taste of fondants? Thanks very much…congrats in your blog!

  5. Louise says

    Helen: Thank you…

    Gis: Thank you sweety..:D

    Emily: Thank you for the wishes :o)

    Sonia: I will see what I can do and thank you for the birthday wishes.

    Andrea: well I first used the IMBC and then the MMF. You should try the MMF once. Im not sure what I like the best but MMF is a bit cheaper than Fondant;-)

    Paula: Thank you dear. Ohh it was soo good!!

    Danielle: Heaps thank you!

    Terri: Well this cake was first crumbcoated with the fantastic silky smooth IMBC and then covered with MMF. You can find both recipes under “Tutorials”

    MY S&S. Thank you. I cant wait untill I try out some of your great Halloween cupcake ideas :-)

    Sophie: Thank you:o) Love your name;-) my one and only cat was named Sophie… she was a little darling ;-)

    aileenlnbh: Thank you so much. I too used bc but the IMBC just taste SOO much better. Try it!! Thank you I had a great day with my family :-)

    Margarita A: Thank you! I will try and look at it…

    Sharlene: Soo sweet of you. Yeah funny with spring down under. My mom is going to Brisbane by the end of the month to visit some relatives…..

    Maria: Huge thank you!!

    Sarah: Im so glad that CW also now and then post about NOT wrecks cakes. Because so many have found the way to my site. The more the merrier :o)

    Cute_Lily: Thank you so much!!

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