After a half term hiatus, I’m back in the classroom for the final day of my course. This is what we have been building towards since the very beginning – designing and decorating a cake! I’d been thinking about my design for a while now and I decided to settle on something simple but effective. I’d enjoyed making the roses, so I decided on making roses in various sizes and shades of pink and arranging them on the top.
Knowing I wouldn’t have enough time to make all the roses I needed to decorate my cake, I pulled my finger out and made some in the evenings running up to the class. Trying to balance a board on my knees and make roses on my lap in front of the TV with the cat nudging me, wasn’t as easy as I had anticipated it being. But persevering only because I am addicted to the Great British Sewing Bee and refuse to miss it, I got most of my roses done.
Trying to roll out sugarpaste on the most humid day ever was no easy task. But I just about managed it and I only poked one hole in the icing when I was covering the cake!! Keeping it classic I went with white sugarpaste to cover the cake and the board, so my flowers would really pop. Getting this finished pretty swiftly I got on to the task of making my final white rose and decorating my cake!
And here is the finished product (please praise me, I really deserve it):