Unfortunately, I can't show the actual invitation here but to describe it simply, the background had splashes of watercolours in violet, electric purple and olive green. I've seen watercolour cakes on Pinterest, so I thought, why not do that! Admittedly, although it seemed easy enough, I was afraid to try this technique because I've never done it before. What if the colours don't blend properly? What if it turns out messy? What if my niece doesn't like it?
Well, after all that was said and done, I'm soooooo happy that I decided to it.
Instead of doing a 3-tiered cake, I made three separate ones, all in Neapolitan flavours of vanilla, strawberry and chocolate, and frosted in Swiss meringue buttercream.
Here is the 6" cake...
...the 9" cake
...and the 12" cake.
All in all, it was a great experience doing these cakes and I won't hesitate to do something like this again in the future. The three cakes looked beautiful together and everyone loved them!
If you'd like to try this technique, there are loads of tutorials on the web. These are the ones I found most helpful - here and here.