This week, we learned the magical and mythical icing rose...and then made a whole cake around it! This was a classic yellow cake with buttercream icing. Two different types of roses were made: nail roses and on the cake, laying down on the side roses.
My initial roses made on the rose nail looked like little cabbages, but I am slowly getting better. The lay down rose is much easier to make: 1 petal, a backwards S on top of it, and then 2 petals on top to "close it"...trust me, you get a rhythm going. The full nail roses are on the top of the cake with the lay down roses on the vines on the side. Besides learning the rose, the focus of this cake was to learn how to do decorate on the side of a cake. Mission accomplished, I say!