Thursday, April 22, 2010

CES April Board meeting cake 2010

The finished cake for the Children's Emergency Shelter Board meeting for April 2010.

Now comes the trial and errors of getting this finished look...

Of course you need a base cake. This is buttercream icing. You would think that I had learned a previous lesson on royal icing and buttercream....well I listened to the instructor who's been teaching classes for some time now...she said that it will work....wait until you see it....

I started my scroll work with royal icing....later in the day it started to run off the cake making an entire mess!! I had baked this cake on Saturday April 17th and crumb coated it on Sunday then Monday I re-iced it with more buttercream to make sure that none of the crumbs went through the first icing....so it looked like the base cake. I didn't take a shot of the ruined scroll work....I was ashamed!

Remember how that pretty little Lily looked earlier? Well here it is...all in it's present state. I was ready to cry! I tried very hard to make sure this didn't happen....and as you can see it failed....
I salvaged the three remaining flowers the best I could. I put the stamens in Morning Glory flower from the Lily to give it a little more of an umgf! This is before I added a fresh look to the scroll work with buttercream icing...much better then...a lot of improvement to go...

Here I am holding the cake....don't I look tired? I was after all my frustrations with it...I wanted something different that I haven't done, in which now I have....1 more class to go...the 2 tiered cake....last class for me as well....Wilton/Michael's are making changes and I can't afford any more classes....so I'm going to observe from other successful cakers....

Wilton Course 3

I call this my flop cake...one of the pieces fell off and I didn't have enough fondant to do the ribbon....
 I found this picture online by a lady named Victoria I can't find the link to post it with it but she's got it tagged in the picture....this is how it should have looked....
as you can see it's not....

Royal Icing flowers
Lily Flower
Poinsettia
Petunia (unfinished)
Morning Glory
All the flowers

As you can see it all looks great in the current sitting positions....wait until I post the next set of pictures for a cake I made...