Beautiful cake, Linda. Can’t believe you dare taking it on a plane, let alone 3 different ones. Let us know how it worked out. Also great job on the flowers. Can’t believe those were your first ones!
And could somebody send me a slice of cake - I’m in China for another week, and could use a bit of a nice baking item…. And I can reciprocate - we took a cooking class now so I can make you very nice little egg dumplings now - ground flavored meat wrapped up in mini-omelettes. Yum!
It is still March.. My biggest challenge was deciding what to do. Rolled Chocolate Fondant or Lattice Band. I opted for the Rolled Chocolate Fondnat… half recipe from TCB. Since my to do list includes comparing chocolate cakes, that was tough too…but I went with a recipe I have been using before but recently converted to 6x2 from 8 x 1.5 (thanks to threads on this forum). I needed to do that again. Also, since joining this forum, I am using Rose’s ganache. I wanted to do that again…especially since I finally purchased some Callebaut. I also wanted to practice again the lacquer glaze.
I was definitely challenged by the rolled chocolate fondant… and found the lacquer glaze did not lacquer as it did the first two times I have made it… I guess that is why I practice and practice…. to get mistakes out of the way. I did get the ganache very smooth but forgot to photograph that.
You can see my trouble with the fondant. I will need to do it again at some point to find my mistake.
Love the slick decor! It looks so modern! So how was the chocolate cake? Which one did you make?
Sorry I’m no help on the fondant (though all but the rose on the left looks perfect to me), I’m too chicken to try it
When I saw the Golden Dream Wedding cake in RHC and saw that Rose had made it for a wedding dated the 28th of March I thought what a coincidence! Because I got married on the 29th of March, 50 years ago ! So that became my challenge for this month as I have never made a stacked cake before and i can tell you now I don’t think I will ever make one again!!!! Making the cake was no challenge really and I was able to make it a couple of weeks ago and freeze the layers. The big challenge for me was making the buttercream and actually applying it to the cake, very frustrating! Again there were no problems with the buttercream, I just followed Rose’s explicit instructions but I should have practised applying it to the cake as I am not good at that, I just could not get it smooth as it shows it in the book, so I resorted to using an icing comb in the end and even then I didn’t make such a good job of it. But the one thing I was pleased with was the lemon rose! That looks lovely and everyone who’s seen it have remarked on it favourably.
What I have learned from this challenge is that all you who do such lovely work with cakes as I have seen on this forum are to be applauded, and those who do stacked cakes and transport them to venues are WONDERPEOPLE!
I am including a picture of my cake but please don’t scrutinize it too closely, it is my effort for this month’s challenge, I hope it is acceptable as such.
Jeannette, happy golden anniversary! Congratulations on the marriage and the wonderful cake. I echo everyone that you are selling yourself short. The cake looks gorgeous. It is quite a feat to do all this. Did you like the taste of the cake?