I got to make two girly cakes this week one for a friend but the other was my own birthday cake for yesterday. My indulgence is that for my birthday I get to try out new techniques that I can’t guarantee will work so can’t do them for friends, but have fun learning them. So this year I asked for an extruder and tried out the birdcage style of cake. The cake was only small so it was tricky, and then I had my first ever blowout from the buttercream underneath! I managed to press it back in, but the fondant cracked a little. But I’m still quite pleased with it. It is chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream filling.
I also tried out making wired flowers using the sweet pea cutters. It was also my first time using petal dusts and loved the whole process of doing sugar flowers. I definitely want to work on them some more!
I loved being able to do a grown-up, feminine cake rather than the children’s cakes I’ve been doing lately.