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A couple of weeks ago, I had the most wonderful opportunity to create a vintage airplane birthday cake for an incredibly loved little boy. From the moment his mom sent me a copy of the party invitation, I knew I was going to love this project! And I did… from start to finish.

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The airplanes on the side of the cake are hand-painted with food coloring. I just love painting on cakes… it is so relaxing and creates such a wonderful look! I especially loved the dreamy clouds on this cake. Every once in a while, there is a project that reminds me of the magic of childhood, and this one did just that!

But of course the element that I enjoyed the most was the adorable airplane cake topper!

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This sweet topper was created from gum paste and was nearly all edible (minus the toothpicks). It traveled straight from my imagination to the top of this cake, and I adore it.

So much, in fact, that I created a video of the making of this topper!

Enjoy!

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A few fabulous tools used in this project:

Craftsy Cake Decorating Class

The only thing more eye-catching than a beautiful sugar rose is a miniature sugar rose. Anything tiny is bound to be adorable… Which is why tiny edible things attached to cakes are always such a crowd pleaser!

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For this stunner of a vintage rose baby shower cake, I needed mini roses. And I needed a LOT of them.

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I searched high and low on social media, desperate for the simplest version of a mini rose tutorial that I could possibly find. I needed the fewest pieces, the least amount of supplies and the quickest assembly. I knew that if I didn’t find this, I was in for hours of tedious (as in, even too tedious for ME) work.

So I decided to create my own method. I played and fussed for close to an hour and came up with a perfect and simple method for tiny and quick, yet adorable, mini roses.

In fact, I had so much fun, I made even more of them for the coordinating cake pops. That was 135 roses in all… In just over two hours!

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This turned out to be the perfect way to wow (literally – this is what people most often say when they view this cake!) without as much work as anyone would expect.

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Tools used in this project: