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Ganache cake with berries/peonies

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Berries and Peonies Wedding Cake

Created in this Craftsy Course

Sugar Berries, Leaves & Blossoms taught by Maggie Austin

Bring filler flowers to the forefront and make beautiful gum paste botanicals in cake designer Maggie Austin's latest Craftsy class.

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Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Wedding
Type 3 or more Tiers
Material Buttercream, Chocolate, Gum Paste, Fondant, Royal Icing
Style Elegant, Rustic, Colorful, Whimsical
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Do you sell this cake? Yes
Name of website or online shop: Sweet and Swanky Cakes, LLC

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: I followed Maggie's instructions to the tee, and was so pleased with the results, as was the bride. I used my homemade marshmallow fondant for the ruffles (which I learned from her ruffle class), chocolate ganache, gumpaste, and everything Maggie suggested in her class. It was VERY time consuming but so worth the effort. I love how detailed Maggie's classes are and I'm so happy I took the class!

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What are you most proud of? I'm most proud of how natural and detailed the sugar work turned out, and how the ganache looks like wood.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Start early! Be patient (there are over 1,000 of those little rounds). Follow Maggie's instructions! xoxo

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It's absolutely beautiful. How were the berries made?

05/09/2014 Flag

Thank you! I learned from Maggie's Craftsy Class on berrries.

05/16/2014 Flag

Beautiful - Nice work! Loved it!

05/10/2014 Flag

Thank you!

05/16/2014 Flag

This is spectacular!!

05/11/2014 Flag

This is absolutely stunning!!! Does Maggie teach how to make the ganache look like wood in this tutorial? If not, where can you find how to do it???? Do tell!

05/13/2014 Flag

Absolutely gorgeous!

11/05/2014 Flag