I was asked recently to make a simple cake. The recipient was visiting family on Okinawa, and is a fan of all the Hibiscus plants growing around the island, so I used that as inspiration for this cake.
The cake was Almond with Vanilla Buttercream. It was then covered in white Fondant.
I used a new painting technique on top of fondant to paint the Hibiscus flowers. You use watered down food coloring and paint on dry fondant like it’s a blank canvas. How cool is that!?
I heard that the cake was a hit for both the looks and flavor. I really enjoyed trying something new and would like to do more of these “painting” cakes in the future!