Wednesday, June 06, 2007

All In A Days Work

Not to mentioning having to chase kids until 8 o'clock tonight. Busy day doing prep for the cake. Made up 3 batches of marzipan, (bought almond paste, combined it with fondant that I made yesterday - voila, almost homemade marzipan). Then made the Saffron Lemon Butter Icing, below. It took two and a half pounds of butter to make! Good God, that is alot of icing.


Every spare few minutes was dedicated to making these buttresses, (next snapshot). They need to be made quickly because the pastillage dries out pretty fast when rolled so thin. In the photo I am gluing the curly q into the center of the paisley shaped thing. The small ones for the top of the cake don't need to be filled with curly q's but the larger ones for the bottom layers will be stronger with the extra support.


This is going to be on top of the cake, if all goes well. Its a crappy shot, but I am too tired to take another photo. It is upside down in the photo. Later this evening, when everything has dried I'll flip it over and hopefully finish it.


More buttresses drying.


If anyone wants recipes for the marzipan or Lemon Saffron Buttercream, just let me know.

3 Comments:

Blogger Candy Minx said...

Whhoo Hoo!!! this is beautiful...what a tiara!

You must be exhausted...I loe the paisleys.

12:12 PM  
Blogger mister anchovy said...

stunning!

8:20 PM  
Blogger Fritz said...

nice work

5:21 PM  

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