Birdcage Cake

I got to make two girly cakes this week one for a friend but the other was my own birthday cake for yesterday.  My indulgence is that for my birthday I get to try out new techniques that I can’t guarantee will work so can’t do them for friends, but have fun learning them.  So this year I asked for an extruder and tried out the birdcage style of cake.  The cake was only small so it was tricky, and then I had my first ever blowout from the buttercream underneath!  I managed to press it back in, but the fondant cracked a little.  But I’m still quite pleased with it. It is chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream filling.

I also tried out making wired flowers using the sweet pea cutters.  It was also my first time using petal dusts and loved the whole process of doing sugar flowers.  I definitely want to work on them some more!

I loved being able to do a grown-up, feminine cake rather than the children’s cakes I’ve been doing lately.

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