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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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Bridal Shower Cupcakes

Bridal Shower Cupcakes

Bridal Shower Cupcakes

Bridal Shower Cupcakes

Yesterday I decorated some cupcakes for a bridal shower that my friend Shelly was hosting. Since the theme color was pink and white so I decided to decorate the cupcakes using these colors. I tried to do  two-tone roses (creamy yellow in the center of the flowers and turning pink toward outer edges– with strip of dark pink on the edges of the petals) but it didn’t work out nicely 😦 … So I gave up on the yellow and pink strip on the edge– just had pure pink roses instead.

I first based coated the cupcakes in pale pink then did a cluster of 3 roses (in brighter pink color) on top of each. Thought about adding leaves but let go because I think it will look too busy. I chose a white bead border because it always reminds me of lovely pearls– which is commonly used in a wedding. I really like the bead border– it certainly added a nice touch to the cakes and made them look complete. Thanks Shelly for giving me a chance to practice rose decorating. Although it took quite a while but I enjoyed making them pretty!

Roses: tip # 104. Bead border: tip #3. Colors used: 2 tones of pink and white. Photo by Tom Eppenberger.

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Cake Decorating-- Roses

Cake Decorating-- Roses

Cake Decorating-- Roses

Cake Decorating-- Roses

Cake #3 focused on rose decorating. Making roses is a quite challenging and needs lots of practice. We pretty much spent the whole 2 hours making roses. The instructor was very helpful. Even though my roses are always shorter and tilted to one side, each of them has a different look. I was joking that my roses are old fashion tea roses rather than the upright hybrids. I love the look of this cake. It’s hard to tell from the photo but it’s pink coating with same color roses on the center, with some leaves and few sweet pea flowers and simple shell bottom border. This is one of the cakes that makes me proud of myself. When I brought it home and showed it to Richard, he said,”Wow… did you make it yourself?”

The roses: #104 on rose nail then carefully transferred to the cake with scissors. Sweet pea flowers: #104 too. Vines: #3. Leaves: #352. Shell borders: #16.

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