Sunday, 21 October 2012

Birthday Cake

It was Mum's 60th birthday recently so a serious celebration cake was required. I made flower paste roses in a delicate pink and yellow. I love working with flower paste but be warned it can be very time consuming. If you want to have a go yourself, there are loads of tutorials available on YouTube.

Here are the flower paste roses drying on tissue paper in an egg box, I suspect this is not how the profesionals do it. They look a bit bright at this stage but they do fade slightly as they dry to give a more subtle colour. I mixed two varying shades of both the pink and the yellow to give a more authentic rose look - the inner petals are a slightly darker shade than the outer petals. Ingenious.

This is the finished article, a Victoria Sponge covered in marzipan and roll-out icing. It was honestly one of the hottest days of the year so working with the roll-out icing was a nightmare. And yes, I am making excuses for the dint in the icing!
Yum yum, love you Mum.

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