Can You Check My First Tier Cake?

Decorating By Angelfoodcake Updated 18 Aug 2011 , 10:09pm by Unlimited

Angelfoodcake Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 9:28pm
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Hi: This is my first tier cake! What do you think?
All advices and tips are welcome.The cake is vanilla,almond cake with buttecream icing, and ganache filling.The roses were made with royal icing.
Thanks! icon_smile.gif

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Jess155 Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 9:36pm
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You know what? That's a lot better than MY first tiered cake. It looks really nice! Advice? I'd say just keep practicing smoothing the buttercream and make your roses with more depth. Flat roses look like cabbagesicon_smile.gif Great job though!!

mariacakestoo Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 9:41pm
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Way better than my first, very very good!

Angelfoodcake Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 9:52pm
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Thanks icon_biggrin.gif
Jess How do I get roses with more depth? I tried making the royal icing more stiff but I couldn't pass the tip.when I made it less stiff I could make the rose but when it was drying it lost depth.

Kitagrl Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 9:56pm
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Great job! The way to give your roses a bit more depth is to angle the tip out more as you make more petals...your roses should have at least one more row, but with the tip angled out so the petals don't stand up so straight. But they have great form!!!!

cutiger Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 10:03pm
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Mine still don't look that good! Wonderful job!

Unlimited Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 10:09pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jess155

I'd say just keep practicing smoothing the buttercream and make your roses with more depth. Flat roses look like cabbagesicon_smile.gif




I agree on both, but still a great cake.

When the rose center collapses inside the rose, closes up and looks rounded, or when the petals are higher than the centerthey tend to look more like cabbages. It's easier to avoid this if you make them on a stick rather than a flat-head rose nail because you start up high on the stick and work your way down. You'll also get more height because the petals are being piped on the stick helping to prop up the rest of the rose rather than trying to fit the outer petals in between the limited space before hitting the flat part of the rose nail.

Also, a cake drum would look more professionalthis looks like a wooden chopping block was covered with plain aluminum foil.

Keep on cakin'!

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