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So far it’s all been rather somber and serious – even the “Simply Jimbalian” cake was rather withdrawn… so I’ve decided to go for a touch of whimsy this time.

I’ve been enjoying buttercream icing as a medium, but I do know that I should eventually give the other kinds of icings a try.

Roses are still my favorite though and i would like to be able to practice my skills in making roses with other mediums.

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I haven’t posted cakes I’ve decorated in a while.  Well, I’m still into blue cakes – I used a blue gray cake base topped off with ivory colored buttercream.  Enjoy!

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It was interesting to work with styrofoam to practice decorating a fondant cake.  The bow on top is made of gum paste – challenging to work with since it dries up so fast.  As I am unfamiliar with both mediums of fondant and gum paste, I need more practice.

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For this mini cake, I tried using fire orange colored roses and ribbons together with ivory.

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My apologies for not updating as much as I would want to.  My health has not been agreeing with me lately.  Must be the weather.

I’ve arranged the flowers in a psuedo-swirl pattern.  For some reason these flowers appear more blue than they actually are.  In actuality, they possess a more metallic lavender hue.

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Still along the lines of my penchant for blue or bluish icing, I’ve chosen to go aqua for the base, while using a cool lemon yellow for the flowers and ribbons.  The words that pop into my mind are “fresh” and “cool”  which I did consider putting as the title – however, I decided to avoid any references which might be too reminiscent of tooth paste ads.

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I’ve decided to go along the lines of something more classic, subdued, and feminine, combining dusky pink and ivory this time around.  It’s still all about roses and sampaguitas (Philippine Jasmine).

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Departing from what has so far been bicolor floral cakes, I’ve taken a step forward and added another color to the mix.  I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out.  I’m pleased to present the results.

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I was requested to make a traditional red themed birthday cake – so I went for the classic red roses…  a whole bouquet of vibrant red roses with red ribbons streaming out, on a bed of white.

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These colors seem reminiscent of the late 1960s and the early 1970s… It was all about breaking out of the mold and trying out new things.  It was about breaking the rules and  changing the rules.  What seems so vintage now was revolutionary back then.

I thought that I’d use two colors which may seem to clash – or belong together in a psychedelic print – and bring them together in one cake.  I can almost imagine these colors together in printed fabric or individually as polyester jersey dresses.

This was, of course, way back when polyester was celebrated and not viewed as a potential environment hazard as it is now.  Ah, how times change… Now, it’s inspiringly about “Going Green” and caring about Mother Earth.

Hopefully, further down the road, there will be more evolved and enlightened practices which would permeate global consciousness. However, I digress.

Happy viewing!

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