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It's All About the Ruffles!
Last week I wanted to create a series of cakes full of ruffles. Not sure if it was because of all the Valentine's cakes I was working on but I was feeling a little girly (tee he he). So I took my time and got to work!
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Isn't it just romantic! (insert dreamy eyes here) lol
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The Sugar Rose
Earlier today I posted a screen shot of some roses I found searching Google.
That particular set of images captured my interest as they are so beautiful. I figured I'd use these as models to practice creating realistic sugar roses. If you're following me on Facebook you may remember a few months back I set out to focus on creating life-like sugar roses, then eventually other assortments of flowers.
Today began Day 1 of the roses in the screen shot:
I started with the one that's blown up (and not because it's pink lol). I had a small project that I'd been needing to get started with for quite some time and needed a pink rose.
After letting it dry, upon completion (I think) I was even kind enough to find a home for it.
Now on to the others!
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A few months ago, I started off by telling you about my sugar rose adventures. Well I guess the practice and hard work is paying off. At least I was satisfied to see the finished product of a floral bouquet I put together. And this time it was for myself, so that made it even sweeter.
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.
Production time! On to the Cake.
Day 1 began the roses:
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.
Day 2 began the roses plus filler flowers which I'd never taken time to create.
Of course there needs to be time for them to dry, in the interim, cakes are being baked and I'm making more fillers! Now comes the fun part, decorating the cake!!! HORAYYYY!! I'm excited to see what the end result will be, sometimes it's like I'm not even putting it all together. Cakes have been iced and decorated, now comes the Assembly:
Bottom tier down, now comes that lovely floral bouquet that I worked so hard on (I think the bouquet came along quite nicely). Then bring on the top hat ladies and gents! Pink and black stripes, just as I wanted and with a little flair.
All in all, it took a lot of planning, re-working some things, a lot of love and patience. But guess who ended up happy in the end?!
Yup! This girl ;-)
Happy Birthday to Me!!!
As an artist I'm fascinated with everything! And I do mean everything! The fresh air, color palettes mostly, flower gardens, diamonds and pearls all things pink, shabby chic, vintage furniture, vintage, buildings....just to name a few lol. I'm a lover of learning, especially regarding DIY projects and good ole Found Object Art (I mean I am an artist). So I'll be sharing also projects I take on in conjunction with caking and maybe we'll have some fun together as I attempt to blog.