You can breathe again! Now that we've learned how to be awesome, tonight was the put-it-all-together-and-make-something-awesome grand finale. We learned how to make ribbon roses and write with frosting, and then designed our own beautiful cakes to show off everything we've learned. Some of the girls came with ready-made flowers and designs all planned; I didn't have time for that so I decided to wing it and see where my fancy took me. Well, this is how it turned out:
Sometime I would like to make a really intricate, complex design, but for tonight I thought simple would be nice. I wanted to experiment with colour mixing a bit, so I swirled pink, red, and yellow into white frosting for the roses. It took a bunch of practicing to get the roses working so the colours mixed into a peachy sunrise colour, but you can see some yellow on the tip of the centre rose. Overall, I'm happy with how the cake looks. I think the roses and embellishments should either be more centered or more off-centre, but this is a good beginner's try.
I'm fortunate to have a friend upstairs who likes this kind of frosting (the cupcakes from last week sat on our table for a week and then we threw them away), so I wrote Congratulations - the "You get a cake!" was implied :) - and ran it up to her when I got home. Cake giveaway FTW!
So now I'm officially qualified to sugar people up with fancy frosting - I have a certificate to prove it! Next time, though, I'm going to stick with my style - something like an almondy-white cake like this again, filled with raspberry curd, covered in marzipan, decorated with chocolate ganache piping. That's my kind of cake!