The Wilton book has some really amazing cakes but this one did not appeal to me at all. I had some free time this week and pretended to be this master chef. I wanted to do a mehendi (henna) cake with a big bow (I know bow and henna don't mix, but whatevah) so I drew out my design on a paper,
I decided to use the 1st pattern dunno why. So this pattern repeat with a nice bow all done in burgundy ought to look like this,
Went to class, the teacher said that specific bow has to be done 3 days prior to decorating, damn! So I settled for the less exciting bow,
Made a pearl border in which all pearls were of different sizes :| Came home and sat doing the mehendi design on the cake.
It took me 3 hours to get the right colour, right consistency and the right look. And so there my finished cake,
There are some lines which are a bit crooked (hate that) but overall I think it looked good. I was using cake box mixes for all my cakes (lack of time) this time I made a carrot cake from Martha Stewart's site. OMG it was awesome (I ate all the trimmings) well, anything that has 3 sticks of butter ( :O ) has to taste good! This cake itself is 4 layered with cream cheese frosting in between.
Some final notes;
1) I heart fondant, its so much better than buttercream decorating wise. You can do anything you want and if its smudged it can be fixed, unlike buttercream.
2) Drawing on paper- easy and reproducing that on a cake -hardwork.
I going away for a few days to get away from this disgusting weather (did I tell you guys how much I ABHOR winter?)
Some place sunny and nice. I will be back with loads of pictures. I have a feeling this tree might want to join us. Poor thing.