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Hearts and Roses Wedding cake.

27 Jan

This cake was a 3 tier sponge cake, decorated with dark purple hearts and white icing roses.

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Here is a closer look at the roses and hearts detail.

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Giant cupcakes with buttercream roses.

6 Mar

I love the look of the giant cupcake cakes when they are finished off with piped buttercream roses. They look so pretty, somehow delicate and oh so girly. Well you can imagine my joy when this week saw me making not one but two of these lovely (not so) little beauties.

This giant cupcake was a chocolate cake, filled with chocolate buttercream, topped with ivory coloured vanilla buttercream piped roses and finished off with solid milk chocolate flowers, that i made myself.

This giant cupcake was a chocolate cake filled with a chocolate and hazelnut filling, topped with pink vanilla buttercream piped roses and once again finished off with more of the milk chocolate flowers that i made.

Here is a closer look at the chocolate flowers.

Both of these giant cupcakes were presented in a solid milk chocolate base/cupcake liner that i made especially for the cakes to sit in. Although this should have been pretty straight forward, i had a slight problem with some small, hardly noticeable cracks that appeared in the chocolate liner. I suspect it may have been caused by the chocolate i used so next time i make these i will used a different chocolate and see if this helps.

Roses and Cameo cake.

5 Apr
Roses and Cameo cake., originally uploaded by Sweet-Sassy.

I made this cake for my Grandma’s 80th Birthday. It is a fruit cake, covered with marzipan and then fondant/sugarpaste icing.

The cameos and roses were made out of modelling paste.

The flowers on top of the cake were made out of flower paste.

60th Birthday cake.

15 Jan

Wow! It seems like such a long time since i last made a cake. I seem to have been cupcake crazy of late. This cake was for my husbands aunty for her 60th Birthday.

The cake was covered in fondant/sugarpaste icing, the rose details around the cake are also fondant/sugarpaste. The roses on top of the cake were a 50/50 mix of icing and flower/petal paste. I used a 50/50 mix as icing would have been too difficult to get any good detail with, when making the rose petals, i needed them to be delicate. If i was making the roses on wires i would have used flower/petal paste on its own but on this occasion i decided to make the roses without any wires. This makes everything on the cake edible.

Here is a closer look at some of the detail.

I love how the red roses on the corners of the cake and the green of the leaves breaks up the white a little. This ties in the roses on top, with the rest of the cake perfectly.

I was very pleased with how the roses turned out. They still need some improvement but i am happy with them all the same.

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