Ms. Mercy hosted our scrappy get-together this month and I took her the cake. She got so happy when she saw it and that just made my day. We had such a great time at her home, I'm loving our monthly scrappy get-together. I'll soon post about it.
I start by organizing and sanitizing all my tools and work area.
This was a German chocolate cake with chocolate custard filling. Once baked and cooled I crumb coat it, in order for the fondant to stick to it.
Here I'm waiting for my sugar paste art work to dry. I worked on these about a week before. Gum paste flowers, if properly stored, can last for a very long tome. I like to take my time and enjoy the process. For me this is the most creative part of making my cakes.
I didn't have one of those professional cake boards, so I made my own. I used some crepe paper that I pleaded and glued with the hot glue gun. I covered the board with this paper from the "Mariposa" paper collection, very appropriate for my scrappy friends. This paper is a beautiful olive green that just worked so well with the veined sugar paste leaves.
I'm just so in love with this sugar paste flower. I'm happy how it turned out. It's really a fantasy flower, I kinda made it up. I just kept working on the shades, dark pink, light pink and a hint of yellow. I also used a touch of Luster Dust, it's like edible Glimmer Mist, lol. I think getting the colors and shades just right makes the biggest difference. LOVE it.
I was having problems with one of the sugar paste leaves, it just would not stay on. I came up with this idea and the extra support worked. I left it like that over night and it was perfect in the morning.
Finally my cake made it to the board in one piece. The leaf was still on and it made it safely to the crop. I'm happy to announce that they loved it. Happy belated birthday Ms. Mercy!