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My parents 25th anniversary cake

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Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Anniversary
Style Traditional
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Buttercream, Rose Icing, turn table, rose tip, leaf tip, star tip Lg, star tip Sm, parchment triangles, green food coloring, pink concentrated paste coloring, 3 cake mixes and a picture of my parents original wedding cake.

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What are you most proud of? I was very pleased with Joshua's butter cream recipe in the Modern Butter Cream video. It is the first homemade recipe I've found that I like better then a mix or store bought icing. I replaced a tiny bit of the vanilla extract with almond extract to give it a unique flavor. Everyone commented that not only did it look nice but tasted good as well!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure the cake is cool before starting on the icing and decorating. I baked it the night before. Give yourself plenty of time too. The less stressed you are the easier it will be to deal with any unexpected problems. I usually practice my decorations on a spatula to see how the icing flows and holds up.

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