The final class in course one was to take all of the work we've put into making roses and make a spray of roses on our cake! I had a slight coloring mishap with my frosting this time. I really wanted raspberry colored roses so I mixed together some red and pink and it just turned into a neon pink color. I tried to fix it by adding some purple to darken it a bit and came up with the color you see below.
Upon mixing up the color, my husband (whom assures me that he loves me unconditionally) said and I quote "Wow, that looks like dog poo after he ate a purple crayon"
What???? I have no idea, I think his dog when he was growing up ate a crayon so he has experience in this area .... I just gave him a very blank stare as we all should. I called it mauve. He insists that mauve isn't even a real color.
Either way, I think the roses turned out a very pretty shade of purple. I had a lot of issues this week with my frosting consistency. It's always either too think or too thin and I just can't seem to get the hang of when it is just right. Some day though right?
So here is the final cake:
We also learned how to add on a shell border and some sweet peas mixed in!
So it definitely gives me something to work with right? Many more cakes to come!
Until the next time ...
The girl behind the lama