Does anyone else love thin as air, wisps of nothing spun sugar cotton candy? Pale pink sugar threads fluffing and puffing up like a beehive wig, melting into your tongue like magic.
We took Teddy to our city’s annual fair this past summer and I felt inspired by the cotton candy sticks in pale bubblegum pink and light turquoise.
My plan was to make cotton candy topped cake – but I didn’t realize that cotton candy deflates like a tired balloon. I had purchased a take home bag of pink and blue cotton candy to bring home for my cake project, but when I went to get it from my cake cupboard, it had hardened down to flat dehydrated blocks! Rats – I had missed my chance!
Still, I felt inspired by those beautiful colours and made this adorable pastel cotton candy coloured cake instead.
2. Use a tiny dab of pink gel colour for the cotton candy pink and a tiny dab of sky blue colour for the cotton candy blue. Mix batter gently until coloured.
3. Pour batter into four greased and parchment paper lined cake pans – I used 7 inch round cake pans.
4. Bake according to recipe’s instructions.
5. Let cool, then frost with your favourite vanilla buttercream. I used a basketweave tip to create the fine-line ribbon look. Top with a fresh single raspberry. So cute!
Come on, take a bite! Who could resist such cute pastel cake layers?
Have an awesome weekend, cake pals!
Cake, photos and styling by Lyndsay Sung // Coco Cake Land
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