Sunday, 5 December 2010

Christmas Rose

Remember Egbeart? ... little Egbeart the sugar paste bear with a head bigger than his body but my first attempt at sugar craft. Well that was about 9 weeks ago and since then I've progressed and made a spray of Sweet Peas - now I loved doing these, much better than trying to get bear proportions right, and I have to say I enjoyed doing the flowers and they turned out rather nice although I am not sure what I shall do with them.

But now for the finale - we had to decorate a Christmas Cake. Now I can hear some of you say oh she's made the cake and decorated it. I hasten to add take out the word 'made' - cooking is not one of my things. If I can put it in a kiln and fire it then fine, if I have to put it in an oven - not so good ... so I bought the cake from M&S and then rolled out the marzipan and covered it, week later rolled out the icing and covered it. The result was OK but then I added what we had been working on for the last few weeks of the course ....... Christmas Rose and holly leaves, berries and some other named leaves .... and the result .... pretty good even if I do say so myself. Not bad for a beginner - so what d'ya think?