Monday, 18 June 2012
Birthday flower pot for my mum
BUT, we got back home today and I decided since had the house to myself (like I do every Monday) id make my mum the cake she asked for.
Now, ive mentioned before - im not that great at big cakes, so please avoid looking too closely at the photos in this post (or you'll laugh)
Id watched a video on youtube about making a flowerpot cake and so I decided since my mum LOVES flowers Id make her some from coloured icing.
Ive never really made anything with anything mouldable apart from a really poop man utd shirt for some cupcakes. So this would be the first time I would make roses. I made a ball of pink and a ball of bronze (which went skin coloured) and set about making the roses. The first few were rubbish but then I got into the swing.
I used a zippy bag and placed the sausage on the bag and folded a corner over so i could smooth the icing without it sticking. I made a long flat sausage with this piece and then rolled it up to make the centre of the rose.
The first 3 balls were placed on the bag and smoothed out into discs which were then wrapped around the centre, slightly overlapping as I went. Then the next 3 balls made the outer petals. I sliced off the excess icing and laid on a plate to dry out and harden a little.
I was really happy with the outcome.
The cake I made was a chocolate cake and after what seemed like an eternity in the oven (the centre just didnt want to firm up) the cake was cooling in the kitchen.