Before she arrived, I worked on the gum paste bow for the box, cutting the bow pieces out and dusting them with platinum dust.
The ring below was made with gum paste and a fake "rock" off a barrette I bought for $4 at Michael's. I also dusted it with platinum dust, but I am not sure you can see it well in this picture.
Before she arrived this afternoon, I baked four thin 8" square cakes. We used 3. The fourth I'll use for cake class on Tuesday. I also made icing.
We spread out the marshmallow fondant (she'd still been using Wilton brand!! OMG - gross. She was SO impressed with the MMF, she's going to make some herself next time around).
We started putting things together. I wanted an entire piece of fondant over the cake, she wanted squares. We went with the squares. This made it a little difficult with the edges. We ended up coloring some icing the same color as the fondant to sort-of hide the edges. I think it worked really well for a practice run.
The bride-to-be's name is Nikki, so the name on the box reflects that.
Here are my sister and I. I joked on FB that we would call our cake company "924 Cakes." (Nine Twenty Four Cakes). Why? She and I were both born on September 24, 16 years apart.