I just have a quick post today, I haven't posted any cakes lately.
This is the very large cake I made for my family reunion last weekend.
It is four 9x13" homemade cakes, a double layer carrot cake and a double layer chocolate zucchini cake side by side, both with a cream cheese filling. I crumb coated the whole thing with cream cheese frosting, then put a layer of buttercream fondant on top.
The roses and leaves are handmade of sugarpaste, borders in buttercream, and the family crest is done in royal icing. I had a heck of a time doing the crest...not sure I'll tackle one this large ever again. I first tried a royal icing transfer, but it broke because the shape was too delicate. So I just transfered the outline, then piped everything directly onto the cake. Working with black and red is nerve-wracking! Mistakes can't be easily erased or covered up with these colors...but it turned out well I think, even though I held my breath the whole time.
The cake was a big hit. The kids even ate all the flowers and there were no leftovers! It's always a little heartbreaking to cut into a cake that I spent alot of time on, but I'm more worried that no one will eat it (really what's the point of cake if it's not yummy?), so I am always happy when it's all gone!
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