Burgundy Birthday Cake With Sugar Flowers

This was for my mom's 65th birthday party, which was to be somewhat of a big deal. I made the mistake of stacking it before transporting it to my mom's house which is an hour and a half long drive from my house. I also had a lot of air bubbles under the fondant. The result was a cake with a leaning tower effect, right down to the cracks in the facade. It looked so awful that I wanted to throw it in the garbage and get a cake from the local grocery store. To try to repair all the cracks I made some royal icing and swirled it with my finger all over the whole cake, creating a kind of plaster effect. It helped a bit. Oh well, I learned a lot, and at least the flowers turned out okay.

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