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!

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