Friday, May 6, 2011

The finished birthday cake

Hi Everyone,

I took the day off and decorated my husband's birthday cake. Here's the final product. The verdict from my husband is that it's a little too girly and if I had gone with a green icing for the background instead of the yellow then it might have been man enough for him. Having said that, he's OK with it and happy that I'm proud of it and will be very content to eat it over the next several days.

I like it, but it's a bit too symmetrical for my tastes and to do it again I'd do the roses differently.

I was kept company by a couple of wonderful girlfriends and the cake went together very smoothly. Wine took away most of my rest tremor and the roses weren't too bad to make. I am loving the paper towel method of smoothing the buttercream icing - I wish I had discovered it years ago.

I think this is one of the easiest cakes I've ever done - other than tinting a whack of icing the wrong colour of yellow, which will be used for something else, there were no major problems.

I still have some cupcakes to decorate and I've got some ideas for that. I've also got an extra round cake to do and a lot of icing left over so I will probably play a bit more. But this is the official birthday cake.




shawkl said...

Well, it is gorgeous! A very professional looking job! Wish I had a huge slice and a cold glass of milk right now!!!

Fiona said...

Looks really professional. Bet it tastes great as well.