Copy Of Colette Peters Cactus Cake

I made this for my Uncle's birthday. He has always loved the desert and so I thought he would like this cake.

The needles took forever to put on! Made out of royal icing. The book said to make 300 but I went through over 1000 between all of them in the cake the ones that broke.

Cake is French Vanilla with Apricot filling and buttercream icing.

Comments

redpanda Says... 8 years ago

Awsome cake. I wonder if the needles would be less likely to break if you used color flow mix instead of meringue powder in the royal icing?

BarbaraK Says... 8 years ago

Fantastic looking cake!

Jenrose Says... 8 years ago

Thats an Awesome Cake!!!!!

tiggy2 Says... 8 years ago

Your cake is amazing! You did a great job, I'm sure he'll love it.

dodibug Says... 8 years ago

Very cool!

sweetsuccess Says... 8 years ago

great job!!!!!

Phoov Says... 8 years ago

Amazing~

homemaluhia Says... 8 years ago

Great!

karateka Says... 8 years ago

great work, I've been dying to try this cake.

JoanneK Says... 8 years ago

Karateka my only advice is to make tons of the needles. They break very easy and extra flowers. The one I thought looked the best broke so I had to go with this one. I used Oreo cookies broken up for the dirt but under that I have the pot filled with beans so I didn't have to use to many cookies. Beans are cheep :-)

steph007 Says... 8 years ago

That's awesome! Great job!

ShirleyW Says... 8 years ago

Great cake Joanne. You could have used dry Vermicelli pasta for the cactus spines but that would have been just as much work removing all of them from each serving.

zina Says... 8 years ago

This cake is fabulous. You did an awesome job. Which Colette Peters' book was this in?

shebaben Says... 8 years ago

Holy cow!!! I can't imagine how you ever did this! The beans are a great idea, too...did you use a special pan or carve the cactus from standard shapes?

auntsushi Says... 8 years ago

Awesome cake !! Great job !!

sweetviolent Says... 8 years ago

stunning work absolutely wonderful!!

cakesbyjess Says... 8 years ago

Fantastic job!!!!!!

JoanneK Says... 8 years ago

I did think of using the pasta but I was told by someone who did that it didn't look as well and yes it caused a lot of time to remove. I used the Wilton ball pan. It was super easy to do this cake. Just takes a lot of time.

The book I found in was Colette's Cakes The Art of Cake Decorating.

bellejoey Says... 8 years ago

Is that a real flower pot, or did you make that? I need to get Colette Peters' book! :)

nicoles-a-tryin Says... 8 years ago

Love it!!! Great job!

dragonwarlord1969 Says... 8 years ago

Great job. At first glance, I thought it was real!!!

lovely Says... 7 years ago

Outstanding. I thought the cactus might have been a plastic model on top of the pot cake.

redpanda Says... 8 years ago

Awsome cake. I wonder if the needles would be less likely to break if you used color flow mix instead of meringue powder in the royal icing?

BarbaraK Says... 8 years ago

Fantastic looking cake!

Jenrose Says... 8 years ago

Thats an Awesome Cake!!!!!

tiggy2 Says... 8 years ago

Your cake is amazing! You did a great job, I'm sure he'll love it.

dodibug Says... 8 years ago

Very cool!

sweetsuccess Says... 8 years ago

great job!!!!!

Phoov Says... 8 years ago

Amazing~

homemaluhia Says... 8 years ago

Great!

karateka Says... 8 years ago

great work, I've been dying to try this cake.

JoanneK Says... 8 years ago

Karateka my only advice is to make tons of the needles. They break very easy and extra flowers. The one I thought looked the best broke so I had to go with this one. I used Oreo cookies broken up for the dirt but under that I have the pot filled with beans so I didn't have to use to many cookies. Beans are cheep :-)

steph007 Says... 8 years ago

That's awesome! Great job!

ShirleyW Says... 8 years ago

Great cake Joanne. You could have used dry Vermicelli pasta for the cactus spines but that would have been just as much work removing all of them from each serving.

zina Says... 8 years ago

This cake is fabulous. You did an awesome job. Which Colette Peters' book was this in?

shebaben Says... 8 years ago

Holy cow!!! I can't imagine how you ever did this! The beans are a great idea, too...did you use a special pan or carve the cactus from standard shapes?

auntsushi Says... 8 years ago

Awesome cake !! Great job !!

sweetviolent Says... 8 years ago

stunning work absolutely wonderful!!

cakesbyjess Says... 8 years ago

Fantastic job!!!!!!

JoanneK Says... 8 years ago

I did think of using the pasta but I was told by someone who did that it didn't look as well and yes it caused a lot of time to remove. I used the Wilton ball pan. It was super easy to do this cake. Just takes a lot of time.

The book I found in was Colette's Cakes The Art of Cake Decorating.

nicoles-a-tryin Says... 8 years ago

Love it!!! Great job!

dragonwarlord1969 Says... 8 years ago

Great job. At first glance, I thought it was real!!!

bellejoey Says... 8 years ago

Is that a real flower pot, or did you make that? I need to get Colette Peters' book! :)

lovely Says... 7 years ago

Outstanding. I thought the cactus might have been a plastic model on top of the pot cake.


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