Topsy-Turvy Cake Construction »
InstructionsI also used the Handcrafted Sugar Flower class, as well as tips and tricks from Advanced Fondant, Modern buttercream, classes. Whatever you do.....don't attempt this cake for your son's wedding if you haven't tried out the techniques before! (biggest lesson learned!) All in all, it came out pretty good, although not as "perfect" as I would have liked. Stress level was off the charts, each ...
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Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Style: Whimsical, Romantic, Classic, Formal / Bridal
gumpaste, fondant, cake
What was your inspiration?
My son grew up watching me do simple wedding cakes and birthday cakes for other people, so when it came time for him to marry, he asked me to do the wedding cake for him. Wanting to create something really special, we decided to do a fondant covered topsy turvy cake with gumpaste roses....all well and good except for the fact that I had no experience with fondant, gumpaste, or topsy turvy construction!
What are you most proud of?
That it got finished and delivered in time...just in time! It photographed well, and small imperfections were only noticed by me....those in attendance were properly impressed. The bride and groom were pleased.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Practice the techniques before attempting such an important cake. I was humbled, for sure, and had to improvise with fabric ribbon instead of fondant ribbons due to my lack of experience and running out of time.