I was asked to make a birthday cake for someone who loves Betty Boop. My original plan was to make a flat printed Betty Boop and place that on top of the cake as decoration, but I thought it shouldn’t be that easy! Why? I have no idea! Somehow I decided to make a special cake topper, Betty Boop sitting in her martini glass with some bubbles. I stayed up until mid-night every night of this week to make a Betty Boop, I’m really tired. I’m not a sculptor, so I had to redo many times. I’ve done cute animals without too much details, but human figure is not easy for me. I know Betty Boop is not a real person, but I wanted this one to be sexy, cute, and beautiful. I wanted to give up so many times to change my course of direction with “Plan B”, but my hubby told me it looks “good”! So I believed him.
This cake is a 8-inch round cake, 5 inches tall. She wanted Barefoot Moscato infused vanilla cake. This cake has 5 layers of cake drizzle with Moscato wine syrup, filled with pink Swiss Meringue Butter Cream between each layer (I wish I could cut it and take a picture of it), then covered with Mango Flavor Fondant. I had hard time looking for a mango flavor or extract in the local area. I looked into using fresh mango, but mango at stores were not ripe, so I found Mango Marmalade in a can. I made my fondant with the sweet mango marmalade and tasted great.
So here it is. Betty Boop cake.