This is going to be a long one….
I love these flowers! They’re super easy to make using gumpaste and a flower cutter and then just layering the cutouts over a premade small ball of gumpaste. I knew that I wanted to do a garden theme for the cake using these flowers. We only had time to make 3 of them in class so I made the rest at home. I also made a couple different sized daisies to go on the cake.
We were asked to bring a fondant covered cake to the last class with an idea in mind of how we wanted to decorate it. I took it a bit further and had the grass done since I was nervous about doing it and wasn’t sure how it would turn out.
I had to pace myself throughout the week to get this cake done. I baked and covered the cake board on day 1, made icing on day 2, made the flowers on day 3, stacked and iced on day 4, and then covered the cake in light blue fondant (twice) on day 5.
The grass along the side of the cake I was worried about and not quite sure how I’d approach. Most of the similar looking cakes I’d seen had individual strands of grass cut out and ‘glued’ (with water) to the fondant on the cake. I didn’t totally like how they looked so I tried something different.
All prepped and ready for class!
All in all, this cake probably took about 10 hours to make. This includes baking, making the icing, making flowers, etc. I’m sure it wouldn’t take me as long the second time around, but I’m really glad I paced myself throughout the week!
- how to make a grass looking cakeboard
- how to make fondant grass
- how to make chrysanthemums and daisies out of gumpaste
- how to make bugs!
- use a more stable icing, probably a shortening based one
- use a styrofoam dummy instead of a cake
- make the clouds smaller and maybe have more of them
- make the clouds and sun 3D so they popped off the cake