A while ago I was asked to go to a basic-workshop to learn about decorating cakes. I have done that on a couple of occassions and I do like it once in a while although I also have to confess that I am not the kind of girl who spends hours and hours to perfect the little thing that needs to go on top of the cake. I am more a “the quicker the better” person when it comes to decorating cakes!
But I had said yes to the workshop which was last saturday and above you can view the result of the marzipan roses we had to make. To be quite honest; the workshop was fun but not really very difficult when you have made a few cakes yourself already. We first had to do lines with icing, which is really not that difficult once you get the hang of it and the same goes for the marzipan roses.
Ofcourse I am quite proud of my own roses; I think that I did get the hang of it quite quickly… The photos are taken with my compact so not the best of quality but it’s the thought that counts!
The photos with person are from Nicky…
Here she is working with the icing.
For next week we have to make a cake which we are then going to decorate. I think it’s great timing since it’s Tom’s birthday next week as well, so that means we have a lovely cake to eat already! I am not entirely sure if he is going to like the pink roses that are going to be featured on top, but hey; it’s the thought (and taste) that counts right?
For my ‘challenge’ I have already picked the first dish. It’s going to be a chocolate trifle… The original photograph is from Ben Dearnley and was featured in the Delicious of november. I thought it would be a nice start although I first have to see if I will be able to manage…! More to follow soon; I haven’t planned the date yet when I will be making it but I think possibly wednesday and then on to photograph it on thursday (it has to be cooled for quite a while first)
I am not sure I have the right glasses either, so it might include some shopping first! Stay tuned for more news soon!
Photography: Ben Dearnley, Styling: David Morgan. From Delicious november 2008