This is a quickie cake i did for a friend's b-day. It's red velvet with cream cheese filling and fondant icing. The flower is made of sugar paste and all the silver studs are made of candy.
So in addition to making cakes "daily" i also surf the net researching new cake techniques, designs and recipes. Recently i stumbled across this photo of a cake made by a lady enrolled in cake decorating classes. Soooo... let me say this...i recognize that with all the t.v. shows dedicated to the creative craft of cake decorating many have been inspired to try their hand at it but, ****IT ISN'T FOR EVERYBODY!!!!!**** and furthermore, it's nowhere near as easy as it may seem. Trust me, i've been baking for years and have a degree in fine arts and it's still challenging for me.