This cake was for a 50th Birthday as well as wedding anniversary. Gotta love when you can combine celebrations. Just like my hubby this B-day girl has an allergy to chocolate so VERY vanilla it is.
This is a 3 layer 6″ Vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream icing, covered in Marshmallow fondant.
This was my first attempt at a flower and roses were a good challenge. The first one taking me over an hour to roll out and for all 18 petals and form around the bud. These are made of 50/50 gumpaste and fondant. Getting a deep rich red was also a challenge. There wasn’t much about these that weren’t difficult. Not sure I’ll do more flowers but thanks to Youtube and a tutorial book I made it through. Each flower must have take me an hour while the buds were much faster.
I really love this shot even though they are not perfect and will never be seen in a gumpaste magazine. I was so happy to be done. The cake turned out to have a classic look with a contempory ribbon design bringing it all together in the end. Making this cake made me realize once again that nature is a miracle and the hardest thing to duplicate.
Congratulations Theresa, here’s to another year of health, happiness and many more roses!!