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« on: March 11, 2012 12:16:29 PM »

I'm 25 today. And my awesome father bought me a Wliton ultimate cake decorating set for the occasion. I, obviously, had to try and make a ton of different gum paste flowers to decorate my birthday cake:) Half of them didn't even make it on the cake and it still looks, ... well, like this:



the holes in the frosting are from the b-day candles. One of my friends said that it kinda looks like a poster with comic sans - but i do hope it is not that ugly:) I can't really tell how it looked like, i'm extremely proud of myself and I loved it:)

I also have a question- it was my first time making gum paste and I had a problem - some of the sugar crystallized, or at least I think it did - there were tiny pieces that look like crystals in the paste. Did anyone else ever make gum paste and had the same problem and then found a solution? I googled it, but didn't find any answers.

oh, and here are the insides- it's chocolate gateau filled with white chocolate ganache and raspberries, frosted with butter cream and then glazed with white chocolate. and then decorated with royal icing and whipped cream. (yes, I experimented with many different techniques making this cake:D)

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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012 12:20:31 PM »

Congratulations!  Smiley

And your cake looks like you couldn't decide which flower you wanted, but that's  just because you tried so many things!
I think the flowers look lovely and the cake looks delicious.

Can't help you any further with your gum paste problem, but I bet there's a Craftster out here who does!
 

Happy cake-decorating!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2012 12:41:10 PM »

I think it's beautiful and sounds delicious.... I also have no input on the gum paste problem.
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2012 11:25:34 AM »

I've always wanted to be able to do that...it looks terrific!

Any chance you have a recipe for the white chocolate filling?
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2012 11:51:43 AM »

this looks awesome!!! I never did flowers like this, really curious..
but the cake looks delicious! happy birthday Wink
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2012 01:19:03 AM »

I've always wanted to be able to do that...it looks terrific!

Any chance you have a recipe for the white chocolate filling?

I think i melted 300g of white couverture in a cup of heavy cream, waited until it cooled and then whipped it. But I'm not sure any more:) I usually improvise with my recipes:)
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