Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Red Velvet Cake with Fondant Rose

I decided to make red velvet cake with mascarpone cream cheese frosting for my dad's birthday. I really love red velvet cakes/cupcakes!

For the decoration I decided to make a gradient looking cake like the one I made for the vanilla bean cake (I don't know why but I fell in love with the idea of gradient cakes!) topped with fondant roses and leaves. I chose the colours: red and white for the icing.

I never make, touch or taste a fondant, ever in my life. But I decided to make my very own (and first ever!) fondant roses and leaves. I have been looking for the techniques over people's blogs and videos on Youtube.  And I found this and this as great tutorials (clean and easy to follow) and my inspiration as well. I did a bit differently than what they did, I found that my way of doing the roses is easier for me.

~ boyfriend was helping me to decorate ^^ ~

~ waiting for the fondant roses and leaves to dry up ~

~ the view from the top ~