I hate to admit it, but there are parts of baking and decorating that i do not love.
I know, right?!? shocking!
One of my least favorite things to make is flowers.I actually haven't done a single icing flower since school. I'm stubborn that way. I have tried to practice with fondant flowers, but butter cream flowers just never made the cut. the good news in this case is that i like my friends (and their lovely Moms) more than I dislike butter cream flowers
once the cakes were carved, i used the "carvings" to fill in under the smaller heart cake to hold it up. then the whole thing gets a liberal spackling of vanilla butter cream.
after much angling and smoothing and butter creaming (yeah i used that as a verb) I got the cakes smooth and ready for rosing. (yup that's a verb here too!)
small note i made about 5X as many roses as i probably needed.
because every once in while one would drop and ruin five, i would scrap them off and do that spot over. I am not good at this.
I was so happy to be a part of their day. I heard that Mom was pleasantly surprised, and that she enjoyed her cake. As always, all the frustration melted away and I was just happy to help make the party a success. I helped to make at least one Mom feel special and appreciated. So even though butter cream roses make me feel more like bitter cream roses, I'm always glad when it brings smiles, one of the many reasons i love what i do