In my continuation of practicing and studying the sugar rose, I decided to incorporate them into my birthday cake this year. Let's face it, they're so darn darling!
I get asked a lot how do I come up with concepts for cake or is it just all in my head....my response is always "a little bit of both, mostly the later" lol. My canvas for cake is a lot like my paintings, I don't sketch much, I just have an idea in my head, then as I'm working, God gives me a little something extra and ZAP!, it can all change just that quick!
I'm inspired by many things fashion, paper, jewelry (all things Darling) this year I wanted to make something pink with a black and pink striped hat. So the concept for the cake was built around that. As you can see, here's my rough sketch just to get the idea down. Pen down, then a week later, sketch #2 in color! Which I want to believe is the final sketch but know it's not.
I took my time and began early working on the sugar roses. Giving me enough time to prep, plan, make arrangements and make extras (for mishaps) as they are so delicate.
Happy Birthday to Me!!!