Red Cardinal CHRISTMAS Cake
Hoping everyone has had a VERY Merry Christmas and are enjoying their holidays so far!
Here is my family Christmas cake for this year for which I used an unconventional colour scheme, as I wanted to do something untraditionally traditional. So, I went with traditional elements and colours that are found around Christmas time, but used black as my canvas. Black is a traditional colour during Christmas time because it is part of Santa’s outfit, but not traditionally used as the main colour on Christmas cakes.
And I finally was able to incorporate some gumpaste mistletoe in this year’s design which were made following a tutorial found on The Cake Blog by Petalsweet Cakes from last year (see link below). I used my two-toned petals to create the stylized poinsettias but this time used just one tone (see quick link below for my two-toned petals tutorial). As well, I wanted to wrap it all up in a lovely Christmas bow and could not help but fall back on the much loved two-toned bow idea that I first saw on a cake by Sweet Picasso Cake Creations (see quick link below for a tutorial I created on how I make mine).
I used wafer paper to create the stylized Christmas tree on the bottom tier, as well as some of the feathers on the cardinal. I had wanted to cover the entire cardinal in them however ran out of time…it took me more than 2 hours just to make the ones I used!
Flavour was Pumpkin Spice cake with Swiss Vanilla Buttercream – YUM! Hope you all like my take on a holiday cake this year. Violet
Mistletoe tutorial by Petalsweet – http://thecakeblog.com/2012/12/sugar-mistletoe-tutorial.html
Two-toned Petals Tutorial – http://bit.ly/2TonePetals (also available under my tutorials here in CD)
Two-toned Bow Tutorial – http://bit.ly/TwoToneBow (also available under my tutorials here in CD)
fondant gumpaste gumpaste flowers chocolate ganache chocolate fondant pumpkin spice wafer paper wafer paper petal dust cardinal bird cardinal poinsettia stylized flowers stylized poinsettia wafer paper black red white green snowflakes mistletoe sugar mistletoe two-toned bow bow