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I've used yellow/gold royal icing to put the design on the cake, then hand painted it with gold..depends on the look you're going for...
Watkins is the BEST vanilla.. for the price. I buy it by the gallon!! I use it just as the recipe requests..both the white and dark.
My sister who eats ANYTHING sweet would not even eat the ones made by a famous cake ball maker, nor would her 8 year old..they are gross!!  I have the CP-34R flip over cake ball maker by Baby's kinda like a Belgian waffle maker, and it works like a dream!!  Granted, you can only make round ones, but I baked 300 in a morning, put choc on in the afternoon, wrapped and was done in one day...they were just sitting in the muffin cup, not the vertical kind, but they...
It's here, it's here!!  My Adore 2013 came today!! Signed by Jackie #269 out of 500.  Very Pretty pictures, but a lot of pages that are the "inspiration", and not cake..I want cake!!
Just to make sure, you are putting dowels/straws/supports under the boards...
Did you add any white color??  I always add liquid white..seems to make the colors more true.  You might also have too much color..
I'd make the initial up ahead of time and let it dry, then put it right on the lace flowers to hide them a bit..leaves stay as is...cover bottom tier in blue with white pattern on top to bring in more blue.
Did you change the recipe for the cake??  Sometimes when I make WASC, I have problems..
I just made a bunch of them..started with red gumpaste mixed with a little black.  When dry, I dusted them with a little "turkish black", then a dusting of "black magic" (which is a very dark red).  I got both colors from Ruth Rickey..
Thanks for the heads up on turning the petals,,I just love how yu cake turned out!!
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