My first attempt at the tree trunk was to pipe icing down the side. As you know perfection is a kick in the butt for an idealist and it just didn't look right. So instead I used pieces of creme filled chocolate Pirouette that resembled the bark of a tree and placed it on the frosting. I used beads to cascade around the bottom and faux flowers in the top of the cake. I then sprinkled green sugar on the bottom of the cake as moss.
Hi, My name is Emma Casper, originally a valleys girl from Wales now an Iowa Hawkeye lass too. I have wondered through life and staggered on the path of the arts. My main passion is Theater and acting. I dabbled in a few acting parts here and there but found it hard to make it BIG TIME, I think that's why i latched on to creating cakes. I feel as if I can express a story and meaning in each one. Thanks to my wonderful hubby Lucas who is very supportive and my FAB mother in law who is also my protege. I am still learning the correct techniques and even though there may be blunders I strive harder and learn from them.
Note to self !!!!!!!!
Humidity is gum pastes enemy- It took me a lot longer to dry my figurines and flowers for a June event in Iowa with 80 degree weather.
Solution: I plan to pre-make all my figurines and flowers a few months in advance and store them. Therefore stressing out about small blunders will not be an issue!.......I hope :)