Up, up, and away: fondant hot air balloon cake topper demo

I love hot air balloons! They make me feel happy and positive about life.

Hot Air Balloon Expo Clark, Pampanga, Philippines
Hubby and me 4 years ago at the Hot Air Balloon Expo in Clark Airbase, Pampanga

I am so fascinated by them. Maybe it’s the sense of serenity, freedom, and success that they evoke.

hot air balloons in pamoanga
My shot of the hot air balloons way back in the 2011 Expo in Clark, Pampanga.

I was browsing through a local cake decorating supplier’s Facebook page when I spotted a Not Just Cakes By Annie hot air balloon cutter. Obviously, I had to have it. So I ordered it even if I really had no immediate need for it. I just wanted to have it.

To be quite honest, I have become quite desperate to use this cutter, but none of my clients seem to be interested in hot air balloon themed goodies. I’ve had that cutter for more than two years, I guess, and I am still waiting for an opportunity to use it. This blog post made me even more excited to make something with a hot air balloon in it. Then I saw the perfect opportunity when my niece asked me for a cake. She’s recuperating from an injury that has sidetracked her college volleyball career for the moment, and I wanted to send her an encouraging message.

She’s one intelligent and talented lady, so I made this simple cake.

hot air balloon cake topper
“Oh! The places you’ll go!”

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Here’s how I made the cake topper in fondant:

Just a few notes on this demo:

*Unfortunately, a part of the demo video was deleted. I just had to piece together what was available.

*I’ll make another demo post on hot air balloons, this time with no deleted parts and with clearer video.

*Pardon me, but this is just my second video demo.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. What a lovely cake for your niece! Love the details – so pretty! You did a great job and the video is great, too! Thanks for the pingback!


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