Sunday, December 27, 2009

Simply Two Cakes

Wow. Christmas is already over, and the New Year is just a few days away! I keep wondering how the entire year has almost passed? I guess it doesn't really matter...the New Year is coming whether I am ready or not!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday! Our Christmas Day was spent hiking the Pacific Crest Trail on local Mount Laguna. We had gorgeous weather, and there was just enough snow to make things extra pretty, but not too cold:

Mistletoe in the trees:

I have also been furiously working (well...maybe not furiously) on some sugarpaste flowers and several new cakes, and very happily scheming about some exciting new plans and ideas for next year. More news and updates about those plans coming soon!

The two cakes I worked on recently were both small...single tiers covered with fondant, and just decorated simply with flowers, buds, leaves and ribbon. Both very different in color palette, but definitely my style just the same.

More large white peonies with lots (!) of petals:

And the final cake:

And then more hydrangea and gardenias...most of these below still need an additional round of large petals to complete them:

I didn't get any photos of the hydrangea in progress, but it was a nice change to make some in purple in addition to my usual green. The combination of Fuchsia and Larkspur colored dusts worked well on the petals to create a nice bright pop of color against the other flowers and chocolate fondant:

And...I know...the same ribbon I used before. I'm sorry if it's boring. I just really like it and think it finishes a cake with chocolate fondant beautifully! New ribbon is on the list of things-to-do.

My many thanks for your support and your time spent looking here! I greatly appreciate it! Wishing you a safe and very Happy New Year!


Jennywenny said...

Very pretty and just flawless as always!

I'm planning to get started on trying out a frangipane, if you have tried them I'd love to get a tutorial, although I'm sure you're way too busy for that! Its for a friend's wedding in the summer, it works out really well as he's a leukemia survivor and I'm doing the cakes as a fundraiser for the leukemia and lymphoma society.

Kay's Kakes said...

i would love to have a tutorial on the peony .... Do you sell your tutorials

Jacqueline Butler said...

Hi Kay!
Thanks so much for your comment...I do not sell my tutorials, but am hoping to put together a book and some DVDs on flower making in the near future! Jacqueline