Thursday, April 7, 2011

If at first you don't succeed...

My mom and I are throwing a shower for my little brother's fiance' on Saturday and I'm in charge of the dessert. The original plan was to make some red velvet cupcakes, but then I saw this and it was L.O.VE. at first sight.

Cupcakes, schmupcakes. This is what I wanted to make for the shower, but knowing me I needed to do a trial run. Thankfully, I did.

Now I'm decent with a pastry bag, but for some reason it just didn't turn out. I followed the directions... well most of them. When it came to filling in "the gaps", they were just too big to "swoop" some frosting. I thought "small roses" would look nice ~ wrong. Oh well, I did learn a few things from this experience. When I make this cake again (I've bumped the cupcakes back to plan A for Saturday) I will start in the middle and work my way out, as opposed to starting on the sides like the tutorial suggests. I would also make smaller "roses". The big "roses" make for bigger "gaps" so I think the smaller ones would be easier to smoosh together. Either way, I think this cake has potential.



Sarah-Lyn said...

Wow!! I love this, what a great way to ice the cake!

I've only done it on cupcakes :)


Debra said...

That's beautiful! I am not sure I would have the patience for that.
Have fun @ the shower & a great weekend!

Jenny said...

I think it looks magnificent. Well done!

Galloping Grannie said...

This cake still looks wonderful. My hips got bigger just looking at
Great Blog.