In my last post I showed you the gum paste roses I had been creating for a birthday cake for Alex’s Mum, well here it is…

The cake is a vanilla sponge cake with vanilla butter cream inside coloured the same colour as the cake. I really liked the way that it turned out, and I was so pleased with the roses. Although I have learnt that the base needed to be a different colour to the actual cake, when I showed a few people photos of the finished cake they told me that it looked like a really nice ‘hat’. I can see where they are coming from but I was trying to create simplicity in the design, oh well. I think Alex’s mum really liked it and that was my main objective! There are more pictures of this cake in my cake gallery so take a look.