Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Flower Wedding Cake

Before I show you the cake, I have something to say:

Dear Fondant,

You and I will never be friends. You have caused me heartache over and over and over again. Friends don't make one another cry, like you have made me. I know I have tried to stretch you too thin at times and that is why you tear, leaving my buttercream to show through. What I don't understand is why you refuse to be smooth. Why must you always crease when I try to smooth you out, no matter how hard I try? It exhausting and humiliating! I can't take it anymore. I have been patient with you and you have failed me again. They say "third times the charm" but they are wrong. I am sure we will meet again in the future, but it will not be my choice. I hope when the day comes, we can be decent enough to one another. And if not, "there is always a backside to every cake" and plenty of royal icing flowers to cover up the boo-boos.



Now on with the cake!!

I completed my first wedding cake and overall I am pretty proud of it. I did have some fondant issues as you already know. ;o) But I was able to cover up most of my mistakes with flowers. I am not going to lie, it was stressful making this cake. I dreamt about icing cakes for like 3 nights straight! lol Anyways, it is based on a cake by Peggy Porschen. It is buttercream covered in fondant. The flowers are royal icing and the topper is made from pastillage. I hope you enjoy it!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Birthday Cake

It's been a long time!

Sorry I have been gone so long. It is very hard to find time nowadays to bake, but I will be done with school in no time and spring is in the air!

Today I would like to share with you the first cake that I have decorated in school. It is yellow chiffon cake, covered in buttercream and decorated with roses and lilies.

I will be making my very first wedding cake this week! Stay tuned for a picture!