Our first leopard print cake was the Webkinz Leopard Print Cake. The leopard print took a lot of time to make out of fondant. It’s a great textural look for a cake with sculpted animals. For this cake we knew we needed to paint the design to make the closest exact match of the design of the Dolce & Gabbana Miss Biz purse.
Until recently I haven’t been confident in my painting skills. We all grow up playing arts and crafts, but I had given up painting at an early age, disappointed in my lack of skills. In the world of cake, there are so many skills that can be applied to make great designs, and I’ve been trying to work on my painting again.
I found the best picture that I could of the purse, mixed colors to match the purse, and went to work painting. It’s so satisfying to focus and just do it and actually see that I’m able to duplicate a design. I’m always going to be my worst critic and I know where I want just a touch more paint, but overall I was very happy with this cake.
And I loved hearing from Ruby that’s she’s looking forward to being 40 and fabulous. I can just imagine her shaking that leopard print with a confident attitude. Happy 40th Ruby!
AJ’s Moonlight Bakery