Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Roses and Butterflies
I first saw this rose technique months ago and I finally had a chance to try it for myself! For a tutorial on how to do this super easy technique go to the "I Am Baker" blog here.
This cake was a donation I made to the Boys and Girls Club for a charity event so I thought I would go basic (and delicious!) and do a chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream. A few days ahead I made the butterflies out of gum paste. This was my first attempt at these but I think they turned out ok. I used small butterfly cutters and the ends of various Wilton piping tips to make the small details in the wings. After cutting them out I laid them over top of a piece of bended cardboard so that they would dry with the wings up. After they were completely dry I airbrushed them with a pink and yellow sheen food colour and sprinkled on disco dust for a little more sparkle. I hope you like it! Happy Tuesday everyone!