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Rose Bridal Shower Cake

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Category Cake Decorating
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: The cake itself was red velvet. Covered in vanilla fondant. Flowers, leaves and butterflies made from gumpaste. Non-toxic coloured powders. Wire. Floral tape. Base Board. Ribbon. Silver candle stand. Heart shaped cake pans.

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What are you most proud of? The rose bouquet. To make the flowers most realistic, the challenge is to make the petals as thin as real ones. Once dry, they are as fragile as porcelain and will shatter easily if banged against each other or dropped. Putting the bouquet together requires a lot of patience and skill to prevent breakage. All the petals and leaves are individually shaped and coloured using non-toxic powders and paint brushes.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make the flowers and butterflies first to give them time to dry in-between steps. Ideally, make them over a period of a few days and have them completed prior to actually making and covering the cake.

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What beautiful work. You have achieved fantastic detail in the roses & leaves.

02/13/2012 Flag

To me this cake is perfection, it is simple, it is elegant and beautifully done, your very talented

02/14/2012 Flag


05/20/2012 Flag

Sorry for my late reply. Thank you both so much for your comments. They are appreciated.

03/22/2012 Flag

Oh my, Perfection!

04/13/2012 Flag

How sweet of you to say. Thank you so much.

04/14/2012 Flag

Beautiful <3<3

04/27/2012 Flag