No, I didn't get it right! Being an amateur, I learn as I'm going, usually from other peoples blogs or YouTube. I have noticed that far too few blog entries by others, don't document the massive fails.
So here goes ... first I'm going to start with ...
Seen above, using basic buttercream for the crumb coat and the layer on top before the fondant. This was a round cake, about 4.5" and covered in pearl-sprayed fondant. I trialed some decorations for the bride and groom-to-be to see what is available. On the image you will note that they don't exactly match and have no theme.
I used a simple rope decoration for the join of the cake to the board, or in the final cake, the one tier to the other.
I trialed some white roses, from a latex mould, and affixed four to this 'tier', I am not sure if these will work, but this is a sample piece.
I've also tried, rather quickly and more of an 'after thought' some pearl garlands with pearl drops at the apex of each of the 'swags'. Once sprayed with pearl lustre, I left it so it did not become overcrowded with decorations.
I was running out of time, the recipient was due in less than an hour and I still had to decorate the second cake. Now here comes the disaster zone ...
The Bad And The Ugly!
Oh just look at it! I've seen better looking mud pies made by kids in the park!
Here are the issues:
- I used a 4 - 4.5" heart shaped baking tin. Not an easy shape to work with when so small!
- I used cream cheese frosting
- I tried Cornelli Lace
- I was out of time
Whilst the cream cheese frosting that I made was an amazing success, taste-wise, stability-wise, it's an amazing fail! I will not be using it for the real cake, the cake will not make the 100s of miles journey it has to go on and remain standing when I deliver it.
Even though the second cake was an amazing fail, it was the one I had the most amazing time with!