I'm making a birthday cake for a friend who loves hydrangeas and looking for ideas? I want to do the flowers from icing or fondant, not fresh. I think this should be a fairly simple cake to do but I'm just drawing a blank on this one!
I think my brain is just burnt out LOL We've just been through an across the country move, I haven't done any cakes since last spring, and I know I'm being lazy (at least I'm honest, right?!) ......so knowing that, is anyone willing to share their creations?! If so, thank you in advance!
here's one I had saved for a "wanna do someday" cake
Here's one I did w/ buttercream. Whimsical Bakehouse's website use to have a tutorial on how to make the hydrangea & i'm sure they still do. I would post the link, but my computer is REALLY slow right now.
dandelion that cake is amazing!! Gonna have to add that to my "wanna do someday" file too! So pretty!!!
NYCGigi......did you make that stand yourself like on cake journal?? Soooooo cool with the plaid......very striking!!
KHalstead, thank you for your compliment. I was dreading that cake b/c I'm not good w/ buttercream/RI flowers. But after practicing on a dummy for a bit it came pretty easy. The inspiration came from a pic I found from a NY bakery but theirs was 100% prettier
not sure how it could be ANY prettier..........it looks gorgeous. I'm thinkin if I try it you'd have to use a whipped icing or something....that would be overpowering with my sweet buttercream! lol
Oh wow, I'm so baaad! I bumped up my thread to get a quick response, then didn't have the common courtesy to thank you all quickly, I'm SO sorry!!!
The cakes you all posted were beautiful! I ended up with a somewhat 'vintage' look and I was pleased with it. I tinted my bc ivory and made my bow a vintage pale turqouise/blue. I searched all over for a nice piece of estate jewelry to add to the center and ended up using a button I found at Walmart of all places!
I had trouble with my impression mat, it was the first time I used it. It left big wide lines in the bc instead of the nice crisp ones I've seen on other cakes. I wasn't very impressed! Maybe I just didn't get a good one?
Anyway, thank you all again for your quick responses and please forgive me for my bad manners!
PS I tried to all the picture here but it's too big and I need to size it down. If anyone wants to see it it's in the galleries as a recent upload.