For the birthday of our chef, our beloved teacher of Aikido, I realized an experimental (at least in the decor) cake, with a sugar paste decoration.
Yes, it is a bit a chemical bomb, a glucose overdose, but it is so nice. (Do not look at the composition…)
As with me, nothing is ever simple, I launched myself in Spring decoration, hand painted with food colors (just that…).
I begin by kneading, then lowering my sugar paste for the cut with cookie cutters.
I then gives a shape to the leaves.
Then I paint them with dyes.
Same treatment for the small flowers and butterflies. The small sets have been prepared few days before and were slightly dried, which was easier for mounting.
For the embedding of the sugar paste on the cake, there are very good tutorials on YouTube. Personally, I have not quite yet the technique to have a harmonious frosting on the sides.
After gluing (with food glue, something that has no taste, but that is “suitable for vegetarians”) my small subjects, I’m pretty happy with the result.
Even though my sugar dough does not stick enough to the cake. This is another mystery to solve.
I still have a week and a half for that…