Friday, November 20, 2009

A Peony for Fall



Just when I thought I had completed the last peony for awhile, this little cake needed one too. Dusted in shades of peach and pink, and paired with some green hydrangea, I needed it to somehow work for a fall-themed cake. I added some chocolate fondant, tailored grosgrain ribbon, and a creamy colored cake pedestal...and ended up with a design that I feel looks warm and appropriate for this time of year:







The most difficult element of the cake design was the ribbon! I had originally planned on a simple brown grosgrain, but it made the cake look like a stacked blob of chocolate with no definition. Delicate green, coral and peach ribbons all competed with the flowers and looked too busy. I think the ribbon I finally chose was just the right balance of color and texture to make the cake look finished, but pretty too.

Ridiculous, I know...but honestly, when I'm working on a cake, these are the things I think about!


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5 comments:

faithy, the amateur baker said...

Gorgeous Flowers! & I love the ribbon on the chocolate fondant. It's simple but yet very elegant! And your work is very neat too!

Michael McCafferty said...

SPEC-freakin'-TACULAR!
You just keep getting better...

Jennywenny said...

Wow, just beautiful. I love how clean your work is.

keith said...

Another Petalsweet Cakes masterpiece! Very beautiful.

SweetThingsTO said...

Just amazing! The flowers, the fondant, the design - it is all so elegant and perfect!