The Story Behind This Cake
This Mexican fiesta cake was originally created for the wedding of Valerie and Ron Rivera in May of 2010. Their colorful reception took place at the Casa Guadalajara in Old Town, San Diego.
Valerie also asked for edible los claveles (carnations) on her cake so I made them out of modeling chocolate. This was the result of her vision: a three-tiered wedding cake with a buttercream frosting dot cascade design and modeling chocolate carnations.
After I posted photos online, a lot of brides got a hold of it, which meant that bakers from all over the world have been tasked with the job of re-creating the design.
Eventually, I created tutorials on how to pipe the dots and form the flowers in the book, Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate then published a video tutorial on how to pipe the design in the Smooth Buttercream Cake Frosting. Since then, even more decorators have had the opportunity to learn how to execute this design, resulting in some amazing work. Bravo! Everyone’s version is a little different, and that’s what makes this inspiration train so fun.
50 More Versions of the Mexican Fiesta Cake
made by creative bakers from all over the world
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Mexican Fiesta Shower Cake
made by Myrna’s Yummy Cakes
Cinco de Mayo Cake
made by Alena’s Sweets
Mexican Fiesta Wedding Cake
made by Ruthie Bonney-Aranda
This version uses edible pearls instead of piped pearls.
“Color Luminescence Cake”
made by Cakes by Cassandra
This artist won a ribbon in the Austin Cake Show and landed the cover of American Cake Decorating Magazine.
made by Custom Cake Designs by Shannon
Thanks those of you who emailed me photos of your work. Congratulations to everyone who white-knuckled it through all the tedious piping. You’re champs!
JOIN THE INSPIRATION TRAIN!
Have you tried this cake design too? If so, share a photo of your version in the comment section below. If you can find a shortcut, let us know! If you run a cake business, be sure to link back to your website or facebook page. May the inspiration train keep on chugging.
Learn How to Make this Design
Photo instructions on how to pipe the buttercream dot cascade pattern plus how to form the modeling chocolate carnations are in the following book
Video instructions on how to pipe the buttercream dot cascade design are in the following web book
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