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Rose Cake-- piping with Pastry Pride

Rose Cake-- piping with Pastry Pride

Rose Cake-- piping with Pastry Pride

Rose Cake-- piping with Pastry Pride

I made this cake over 2 years ago. I’m posting it here to be included in my cake decorating profile.

This was my first trial using Pastry Pride, which is a non-diary whipping cream like. It tastes like whipped cream and yet it is able to hold the shape. I wanted a 2-tone color roses with pink on the outter edge of the petals and pale yellow towards the center, but somehow I put the cream in wrong side of the pastry bag and the colors reversed on the petals. About the vines, I was lazy and just dip toothpick into green coloring and drew straight on the cake. On the side of the cake, since I only used a little of each shade of pink, so I just started piping with the lightest pink strings, then add more pink coloring to the leftover light pink icing to create darker shade of pink. This cake also gave me a good chance to practice beads– something I always fancy.

I love color theme and the look of the cake. It looks like a cake for a princess or for sweet sixteen. Now that we have a princess at home, I sure will make a cake like this for her…I’m already thinking about painting her room in the same color theme…

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Jing's Baby Shower Cake-- Bundle of Joy

Jing's Baby Shower Cake-- Bundle of Joy

Jing's Baby Shower Cakae-- Bundle of Joy

Jing's Baby Shower Cake-- Bundle of Joy

I made this cake over 2 years ago. I’m posting here to be included in my cake decorating profile… can’t remember what kind of tips/methods I used, would have to look closer at the picture.

I made this cake for our friend Jing when she was pregnant with her baby. It was a good chance for me to practice piping booties, beads, daisy flowers, ribbons, leaves, ruffles etc. Colors used: white, blue and yellow. I saved some basic white icing aside for beads and ruffles. Base coated the cake in light blue, then added in more blue coloring as I moved along for the words, string on the ruffles and the strips on the side of the cake. This was the first time I came up with multicolor strips on the side, so you can see there were gaps between strips. Luckily the base coat was in blue so the gaps were not as obvious. I later bought a cake marker and it makes the job a lot easier. About the words, I didn’t want the very typical “It’s a Boy!”. I saw “Peek-A-Boo” on internet, but decorated a baby peeking out of the blanket was too much work– finally I came up with “Bundle of Joy”. I need more practise on the words though. Overall I was happy with the cake, especially with the baby blue color theme.

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