Cakes, Mistakes, and Learning From Them

This first cake was my first attempt at basketweave, my second at drop flowers. Thankfully, there are so many drop flowers that by the end, I think I finally got them down! This cakes major error? I should have turned on the a/c and let it get nice and cold. The icing melted horribly and I had to put it in the fridge every few minutes so I could work with it. And the coffee in the mocha buttercream started to separate so the bottom rope has dark spots.

 

 

I made my first “novelty pan” cake this past weekend. Boy, do I have a lot to learn. I think it turned out great considering, but there’s a few finishing touches that it could use. For example, how on earth can I get the sides smooth when it’s a shaped cake??? Regardless, it was a delicious spring cake mix with lemon buttercream icing.

 

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