I meant to get this in during luuuuuv month. But we have been on vacation in San Antonio where I unintentionally became remiss with my blogging. Since it was the week leading up to the Academy Awards, there were Oscar-winning movies playing all day and all night on TCM and AMC. So, I was very, very busy with cinematic pursuits. (And that's the reason we will never have cable.)
Anyways, I wanted to share this lovely (at least potentially lovely) rose cake idea with you. The original with a tutorial is here. Mine did not turn out quite so elegant or wedding-worthy. But because I kept my expectations near rock bottom (as I usually do with crafty baking projects), I was still pleased with the outcome:
When asked how it looked Peter diplomatically replied: "Some look like roses, some look more like....spirals." Fair enough! I think the icing tip was bigger on the original in the tutorial because her roses were a lot larger than I could make mine. I would definitely try this again. I especially loved the icing recipe that is included with the tutorial which is on the blog I am baker. This blog will make you want to quit your day job, mortgage your house and open a bakery (at least that is the effect it has on me). You will probably also drool all over your keyboard. She has some gorgeous, delicious ideas. She is also a mother of two which makes me wonder if she is also a robot. How does she do it?!
I'm not looking to be the Cake Boss or anything, but I love the idea of knowing how to make pretty cakes for showers and parties and birthdays, and what have you (Is there ever a reason not to have cake?). I'm going to try and practice here and there to get my baking skillz up to snuff.
So, I give these billions of white roses to you, readers. There might not be billions on the cake itself. But when you take into account the number that I wiped off and then redid, I'm sure it comes close to ten figures (I think that's the number of figures in a billion).
Even though you can't gustatorily share in these delicious white roses, I do want to give you a gift. Well, at least one of you. Also, I'm curious as to who is reading here this these days. So, if you leave me a comment telling me something that you luuuuuv, I will draw one name and send you a copy of Treasuring God in Our Traditions, one of my beloved books from January's reading. (If only a few of you leave a comment, then you might all get one!) Or if you don't want that, perhaps you would like a Chick-fil-a coupon? I'll think of something. I'd just like to know who's out there so tell me hello!
And stay tuned because this month my theme is going to be leprechauns. ;o)