This was actually a smaller cake so the roses look even LARGER than they did before!
The bride had a topper on a dowel she wanted to stick in the top so I left the center empty, but it ended up breaking just before the reception, so I filled the space with extra ruffled petals.
I thought I’d share more details on the extra large roses! First you create the large roses, because of drying time you want to start them a few days early, and every few hours you can add another petal!
Now to create the paint! I like to use vodka, but if you have a problem with vodka use clear vanilla (I make my homemade vanilla by soaking vanilla beans in vodka for 6 months, and since vodka is cheaper than clear vanilla I’m happy to use it). Now take the edible luster dust in the color of your choice and mix them together to create an edible paint!
Using a small thin brush I paint all the edges to bring out the details… I like the roses both way, pure white and edged… Which way do you like it better?
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So, so beautiful Ashlee! The pure white roses are gorgeous, but I also love how the little bit of color on the edges makes them pop against the cake. Stunning either way! 🙂
Thanks Kara! I’ve totally missed you lately, I hope we connect again soon!
Jess from Cox's Corner
Wow! This cake is INCREDIBLE! I never would have thought to use Vodka. You are seriously so talented. Seriously.
It’s an easy and cheap solution! I was going through so much clear vanilla that when I started making my own vanilla out of vodka I thought I’d give it a try! It’s perfect!
That is such an elegant cake. I love it, and thanks for sharing the painted edges technique.
thank you so much! It is a really elegant look! but at the same time not too dressy, perfect for this backyard wedding!
Oh My Gosh!!! That is absolutely gorgeous!!! Amazing!!!
thank you so much! I an really really happy with how well it came out!
Lisa @ Creative Raisins
What a beautiful piece of work, I love the painted edges.
thank you so much, I love the painted edge too, not realistic looking, but a gorgeous effect for the right cake!
Becky @ Utah Sweet Savings
Wow! Stunning. Could you be more talented? I think not!
Awwww your so sweet! Thank you so much!
Ashlee this cake is beautiful! It also happens to be almost exactly what a friend of mine has asked me to make for her wedding next year, i’ve been collecting ideas and supplies for months but the vodka and lustre is not something i’ve used or seen before, I will make up a sample and see what she thinks! Thank you very much.
you are so welcome, I hope you enjoy it!