I finally got to create the cake that has been floating around in my head for months! This cake was inspired by these Chanel runway designs. There are some things I love about my cake and definitely a few things I would do differently or not at all. I love the ruffle effect on the bottom tier, it took forever but it turned out exactly as I had pictured it. I should have made the pink a lighter shade but I forgot that fondant can actually deepen in colour as you let it sit. I had a very difficult time with the stencil on the top tier. Instead of using royal icing with the stencil I just brushed on petal dust to add the colour. This was very difficult to line up so I wasn't super pleased with the result, I will need to practice this skill for sure. The pearls turned out great, they were inspired by the pearls around the first models waist.
The cake itself is a dark chocolate cake filled with raspberry ganache and vanilla swiss meringue buttercream, a delicious combination!
All in all I am happy with the final result and I am glad that I can learn from each creation.
* Update-I found out today that this cake sold for $800 at the charity auction!