Yellow Rose

I offered to make a cake for a friend’s mum’s 70th birthday.  She gave me pretty much free reign with the design but I felt that a simple floral arrangement would be appropriate – plus I wanted an excuse to practise my flowers.

The top tier is a boiled fruit cake recipe that has been handed down from my grandmother.  The bottom tier is a simple vanilla cake.

I followed Kara Andretta’s sugar rose tutorial on YouTube to make the rose.  I re-used the buds from my floral wreath but dusted them a peach colour.  The Ivy was new but the daisies were also from the wreath.

I really like how the colours work together.

Olive’s cake

A quick and simple vanilla sponge for a friend from church.  I re-used the sugar flowers from a previous cake.

Spring floral wreath

A just for fun cake!  I made a wreath out of gumpaste apple blossoms, rose buds and filler flowers.  It was placed on top of a simply ganached dark chocolate cake.

Sugar Roses

A friend requested a red sugar rose and a dozen buds to go on her daughter’s birthday cake.  I had good fun making these.