Poinsettas & Wreath

I learned on this cake that you can definitely make too lush of a bed of icing to place flowers and leaves in. No matter what I did, I still see too much icing (ivory) through the leaves. The flowers are royal, the leaves are fondant, the ivory is bc and the ribbon is non-edible.

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janethorp Says... 9 years ago

I love this cake! Funny you say that. When my instructor saw my first flower bouquet she thought I put to much green leaves... I liked it really green and covering it all up too. Perhaps some buttercream leaves of a different color and size to give it more variety.

CranberryClo Says... 9 years ago

Hey Jane - the leaves are actually three different shades and some are marbled. I thought about adding bc leaves, but I don't really like them and (more importantly) - this was a use up leftovers kind of cake. The fondant and poinsettias were from Course III and the bc was from a cake I made earlier in the week. I've got no cake stuff trailing in my kitchen now!

bulldog Says... 9 years ago

Very pretty.

ellepal Says... 9 years ago

I don't think so...I thought you were going for a "snow" effect. I think it's beautiful!

CranberryClo Says... 9 years ago

Ha! I really considered dusting it with powdered sugar to make it look snowy. Thanks for the compliments!

bulldog Says... 9 years ago

Very pretty.

ellepal Says... 9 years ago

I don't think so...I thought you were going for a "snow" effect. I think it's beautiful!

CranberryClo Says... 9 years ago

Ha! I really considered dusting it with powdered sugar to make it look snowy. Thanks for the compliments!

janethorp Says... 9 years ago

I love this cake! Funny you say that. When my instructor saw my first flower bouquet she thought I put to much green leaves... I liked it really green and covering it all up too. Perhaps some buttercream leaves of a different color and size to give it more variety.

CranberryClo Says... 9 years ago

Hey Jane - the leaves are actually three different shades and some are marbled. I thought about adding bc leaves, but I don't really like them and (more importantly) - this was a use up leftovers kind of cake. The fondant and poinsettias were from Course III and the bc was from a cake I made earlier in the week. I've got no cake stuff trailing in my kitchen now!


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