It’s been 3 months since we’ve been in our new house. Finally, it’s beginning to feel like home. All the walls have been painted, the essential furniture has been purchased and placed (though I am still keeping my eye out for a queen bed with wrought iron frame for the guest room, a long, low mid-century dresser for the master and some kind of receiving table for the foyer). We’re feeling so at home, that I’m back to my old ways of picking up new hobbies.
I was going to do a simple decoration to a cake, but discovered that all my tips had rusted in the move. While I contemplated getting more cake decorating tips, I became mesmerized by cake decorating videos on Pinterest.
All of a sudden there were about 5 cake tips I felt like I absolutely needed, but when I went to Michael’s they had this whole kit thing, and I had a coupon. So I went ahead and bought that. So now I have 60 cake decorating tips that I need to figure out what to do with.
Except I wanted to make tulips and needed a #123 tip. I didn’t have a #123 tip in the kit, but there was a #125 tip. The tulips ended up looking more like roses, but still pretty.
Want to see the tutorial? Take a look here:
Don’t forget to pin this pic below to share with your friends.
Next up: Peonies. Why? Because in the kit was a #402 tip.
So some friends of mine bought their first house and invited us and all our friends to a fancy house-warming party. People needed to bring either a fancy appetizer or a fancy dessert. Well, I was up to the challenge.
I saw this Buttercream Peony Tutorial. Looked amazing, and seemed simple enough. It wasn’t. I went through several practice peonies before I got it right, then it was smooth sailing. By the way, a good tip for making flowers is to pipe them on parchment paper squares, then freeze them. Once they are frozen you can just take the flowers off the parchment paper and place them where you want on the cake.
I had to use a special piping buttercream to get the job done. You can find the recipe for that here. For the actual frosting I used my Swiss Merengue Buttercream recipe and my super moist Chocolate Cake recipe.
Okay, I think we can all agree this cake is pretty ridiculous. so you can imagine when I got a notification that the house-warming party had been postponed because their air conditioner broke down. NOOOOO! But, I made dis!
So, I did the natural thing. Emailed a bunch of girlfriends that I had this cake and I had some champagne and that pretty much means that a party at my house was necessary. About 12 ladies came, and we had a blast. So glad we’re here in our new home with our new community. So, so glad.
Remember these flowers for later, and pin the pic below!