Mehndi Inspiration

 

A series of intricate abstract floral designs

inspired by the ancient art form of Mehndi!

 

The excuse:

I have always loved the intricate look of Henna Tattoos. Trying to recreate a similar design on a cake seemed like a great challenge for this weekend baking project! This cake was made for a special friend to celebrate her birthday. So, in this particular occasion I got to enjoy a slice of the cake too! 🙂

The Cake:

4 Layers of Vanilla Rum cake, filled with Orange Blossom Swiss Meringue Buttercream and Pineapple marmalade (I used Smucker’s Spoonable Ice Cream Topper.)  The cake then was covered in white chocolate ganache and then decorated with Marshmallow Fondant and free hand piping in Royal Icing to achieve the mehndi look.