Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What I've been Up To-- My Sugar Flower Garden

So if you're wondering why I haven't blogged in a little bit...

I've grown quite the sugar garden in my living/ dining room.  All of these little children (and more) will be used on a competition cake on September 12.  My sampling includes something like 30 huge roses, 5 rose buds, 60 stephanotis, 40 hydrangea, and 20 dendrobium orchids.  I still need to make more hydrangea, plus add some calyxes and leaves, hydrangea buds, and dusting.  :)  Plus, you know, ultimately make the cake and stuff.

And the fall semester started this week-- it's shaping up to be a little busy. But hopefully I'll share a thing or two with you before my cake monstrosity on September 12.  

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who 'Like'-ed my Threadcakes entry.  Even though I don't feel like I will place, I am so pleased with how it came out and at how much everyone supported it.  Results should be up in the next few days.  

Is there anything in particular you (my wonderful readers) would like me to write about before September 12?  Edible pearls?  Cake pricing?  My personal views on the correlations between cake and engineering?  :)


  1. All of the above topics sound great! Which competition are you going to in September? Can't wait to see your entry! And, you need a "grab my button" thing on your sidebar so I can put your button on my blog. ;)

  2. Mel, I am going to the PattyCakes competition http://www.pattycakescreations.com/ in Atlanta. You could probably still enter if you're interested, but the complication is that they require real cakes! And that's a great idea on the button... :)

  3. They're so gorgeous! Very impressive. I can't wait to see the finished cake!

  4. Dear Roxanne,

    The pink roses in your flower garden look so real that I instinctively leaned in toward the computer screen to sniff them! TRUE!

    Good Luck at the PattyCakes competition on September 12!

    Aunt Wombat

  5. You are such an amazing, inspiring young woman Roxanne, I am so proud of you!!
    Your Mom and Dad must be completely floored by this "untapped until now" talent of yours!! To think you had me at the Marimba's alone! You GO GIRL!!

    Love and HUGS from the Schell's,
    Jude and Bill