Friday, January 22, 2010

Flower Explosion Birthday Cake

‘Whoa.’  Okay, my first whoa is that I am up at 1:30am blogging. I just finished baking three cakes. Yes you read correctly. I said three. I needed 2 sheet cakes for my decorating class I am attending tomorrow tonight. Christine, my absolutely fantastic, talented mentor of is going to teach me how to carve a cake. My first carved cake is going to be a purse. Also, she is going to show me how to fill a stacked cake and smooth buttercream. This is very much needed as you will read about soon. Okay…

Back to the ‘Whoa!’ Second ‘Whoa’ is this cake. Yes, this cake.


My ‘Whoa’ is cause this wasn’t quite what I had in mind when I started. It worked out in the end but this cake gave me more issues then I ever had. I know issues are going to come. That is the name of the game. It is about taking a vision and applying it. Trying to make it work. I had to keep in mind that this is new to me and sometimes the simpler a cake may seem it could be the hardest to complete.

Anyway, I had trouble stacking this cake and I had trouble with my buttercream. But it was still fun to fix the problem and know that I could get through it.

The flowers are made of gumpaste and I took 3 nights to do them. I painted them with luster dust…the cake does shimmer. In the end this cake turned out pretty good. I was happy and learned a lot from her. I heard the birthday lady enjoyed it too! It was yellow cake filled with strawberry buttercream. It was soooo gooooood!!

Okay…one more just for fun. ‘Whoa!!!’ Keep in mind it is now 2 am and my mind is wandering and so are my fingers. Say goodnight Karin.


  1. After all the heartache and headache with this cake...The final result was 'Perfection' I just want to eat 'ONE' Flower lol. Great Job K.