This cake required me to take a giant LEAP outside my comfort zone. I haven’t really done many flowers in the past because I didn’t think I would be able to make them look realistic. Leave it to the professionals, I thought. But every so often an order comes along that you just can’t refuse, so it was time to pull my finger out and LEARN! HUGE thanks to the awesomely talented Helenna from ClearlyCake who, in just under 4 hours, managed to train my furnace-hot, chubby fingers to make beautiful sugar freesias. Without her expert tuition this cake simply wouldn’t have been possible. Also pleased with the way my self-taught wired roses, leaves and hypercium berries turned out. It took over 2 weeks to create and colour the 40 roses, 20 freesia sprays, 100 hypercium berries and 22 triple rose leaf clusters needed to really fill this cake out, and I tried to make it balanced but natural-looking. Chocolate orange marble cake to feed 300 was the order of the day!
Here it is looking a bit moody in the sunshine :)
Thank you for looking :) x