Daily Top 3 - Nov 10, 2012

My first birdcage cake

I have been wanting to make a birdcage cake for ages, and this one is a gift for my next door neighbour for her birthday party. I had some fun with this one – but not really in a good way.

I followed a method I had seen for wrapping a cake, and I put the fondant in the freezer for a few minutes to chill once I’d cut it to the correct size. That was a mistake. Then I touched it once it was on the cake – another mistake – it was so sticky. Had to leave it overnight and it was okay, but I had damaged it. So thank goodness for sugar flowers – they are hiding a multitude of cracks and smudges!

Used the tagliatelle setting on the pasta machine for the bird cage. Could have done that better – probably should have waited until the kids were in bed although they did leave me alone, but still distracting.

So overall, a bit of a beat up on myself. It looks okay from a distance and I know my neighbour will love it. But I think I might have to have another go at this, and make sure I take note of the lessons I learned.

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Goreti ...

It looks gorgeous to me. Of course, your neighbor will love it who wouldn’t. Lucky neighbor, maybe I should move to your neighborhood. lol

jay ...

beautiful flowers x

Laura Loukaides ...

Amazing work!!
The flowers are stunning!!

- Laura x

Raewyn Read - Cakes by Raewyn ...

So pretty! Well done :) x

Miriam ...

Beautiful, love the flowers.

Toni (White Crafty Cakes) ...

I think it turned out stunning! Your flowers are so gorgeous!!

Esther Scott ...

Thanks so much everyone. My neighbour was thrilled, and couldn’t see a thing wrong with it. I constantly looked at it with a critical eye…. but I guess that’s just what we do :-)

cjsweettreats ...

Your flowers are flawless, such talent!!

Tina ...

your bridcage cake looks great. I learn a lesson with every single cakes. Infact i just overcooked a batch of cupcakes lol Your flowers are seriously stunning.

Ana Remígio - CUPCAKES & DREAMS Portugal ...

Beautiful result!!! Great job!! xx

jan14grands ...

Georgeous cake – beautiful flowers! Love the colors too

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