I've really been enjoying my cake classes. Course II is finishing up on Halloween, and I can't wait to make the final cake to showcase these flowers.
I made the following flowers in the last few classes. Some are made of buttercream, royal icing, or color flow. Royal icing is powdered sugar, egg whites, and water. It dries hard, and is used mostly for decoration and intricate details. Color flow is made of roughly the same ingredients as Royal icing, but it dries with a more "pillowy" effect.
First is the mum...buttercream
Next is the American Beauty Rose using the brush striping technique to tint the edges...buttercream. I'm nowhere near perfecting the rose...I struggle with it a little, but I'm practicing!
Now on to Royal Icing. Apple Blossom and the Daisy
The Primrose and Violet and leaf
Finally, the Color Flow butterflies and birds. Once again, not as perfect as I would like, but I'm learning. Not bad for my first time.
I LOVED LOVED LOVED class last weekend when I learned how to do this. My teacher is awesome, very patient, and knowledgeable. Our final class will teach us the basket weave, daffodil, and how to arrange them on a cake!