It's my first cake-free weekend in months! I'm away on a beach holiday, but just had to check in on CC to see what you lovely people are up to
Have a great weekend, everyone!
allycrumbs I hope the weather is good beach weather for you. We are heading into Winter here any day now, though I think Mother Nature is a bit confused. Still 22C. Too cold for the beach, which is right across the road. Mind you, we get English tourists and they go swimming at 22C. They think it is perfect beach weather. There is no accounting for craziness. I suppose if I had to put up with their frigid weather I might think 22 was warm too, instead of coolish.
Hi everyone and welcome back cat. Some of you will have seen my mother's day cake but I'll post it anyway.
Thought I should put to use some of these Craftsy classes that I love to buy. I was really pleased with how the cabbage roses turned out. The looked hopeless when they were white, all out of shape, but once they were airbrushed they looked really good. I'm not a frilly person and hence the black as I wanted to try but wanted something to look at for a couple of weeks.
This type of design is great for very poorly fondant covered cakes. It was 2 fruitcakes stacked. I made them in springform tins, which I never do, as I wanted to cook them both at the same time. Well blow me down if when I tipped them out they weren't slighly slanted instead of straight sides. I also used mixed fruit instead of chopping my own and forgot to drop the tins on the ground so there were all these big air bubbles that I couldn't be bothered filling. Wacked some fondant round the middle where they joined to hide the big gap but the fondant went on really lumpy looking because of all the holes. Frills disguised them all and black spray paint on the top helped hide those.
Very poor technique all up but I love the end result. It was so glossy after I steamed it and it looks really elegant.
I am going to attempt this kinda cake next week! I hope mine looks as good as your does. This looks so elegant! =-)
Bakingmecrazy, just love your pieces for the AIW cake.
I only have 1 pic of the cakes I made this weekend. In all my rush I forgot to take a pic of each cake. Lucky for me one person posted a pic of the cake.
cakeddc! Welcome to the group! I adore your cake! The butter cream is SO smooth I would have sworn it was fondant! I hate my piping too but have gotten SOOO much better over the past two years. I use to avoid it like the plague but once I got over that and made myself start to practice it then it got better and better. Now I'm not so freaked out. So stick with it!