Now to say that I won't copy something isn't necessarily correct, but it has to be something I want to try or fits my artistic dreams. So the cake I'm making for this March wedding will be a copy of something I would love to be able to create. In the meantime, I created this simple chocolate cake for practicing my basic icing skills. Here it is:
Not great by pro standards, and I have a LONNNNNGGG way to go with my cake. For one thing, I always make too little icing, and then I don't have enough to fill it out and smooth it out as well. I also didn't have any Viva paper towels to do any of that type of cake smoothing. But I do like that I got fairly straight sides and crisp edges. This is also the first time I have tried homemade or any type of modeling chocolate. I have never made a rose before and this one turned out okay but I needed it smaller and with thinner pieces. I do think the modeling chocolate band at the bottom turned out nicely.
I have one month to get this cake decorating thing down. I have made a few other cakes for this person's children so I know that they will be fine with the wedding cake, and I will put up photos here of that creation.
BTW, the cake tasted delicious! I got the chocolate recipe off of www.cakecentral.com for Hershey's Perfect Chocolate cake.
I did have some trouble with the cake falling in the center, but I think it was a "me" issue and didn't affect the cake much in the end.