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I had a rare day off yesterday so I decided to make use of it and practice covering a cake in fondant. I haven't done this since I was about 14 in school home ec covering a Christmas cake. It's bloody stressful I'll tell you! I probably should have used proper sugarpaste but we had regal icing to use up. I think next time i'll use sugarpaste! I still have a lot of practice to do. I'm definitely a buttercream kinda gal.

The base of the cake is painted with a wash of diluted food colouring, the top is covered with buttercream swirls and handmade flowers. I'm eating a slice right now and it's delicious if I do say so myself, even if I need to vastly improve on the fondant front!

Lily Pink Bakery

Lily Pink Bakery Lily Pink Bakery

Lily Pink Bakery

Lily Pink Bakery

14 comments:

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  2. Oh my gosh, that is beautiful!

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  3. Fab! This cake looks great and I love your pictures!

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  4. Oh my gosh Claire, this is amazingly beautiful xxx

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  5. This is so beautiful!

    Maria xxx

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  6. It's so beautiful, I was thinking of making myself some sort of cake for my birthday but I don't think it would look half as good as this one does! xoxo

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  7. I'm literally in awe of this creation Claire! So beautiful. If you were based a little closer, I'd have totes snapped you up for my Mama's 50th birthday cake this week. (:

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  8. HOLY SHIT these pictures are gorgeous!

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  9. I showed the Instagram pics to my fella, we both said it'd make a gorgeous alternative wedding cake. It looks beautiful Claire!

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  10. Claire you have major cake skillzzzz. I spend most of my waking hours thinking of occasions for which I could ask you to make me a cake. CAKE.

    Sara at Belfast Beauty Love

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  11. STUNNING!! You make me want to get married again! haha - to the same man of course :)

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