One last Christmas cake!
I made this cake to bring home to my parents for Christmas dinner. The ribbons and bow are all stiffened red fondant, and the cake was butter cake with eggnog filling. Fondant pearls are on the ribbons on the sides.
I used this cake to practice my speed. I find that when I make cakes, I sometimes spend a lot of time trying to decide what I'm going to do. For this cake, I got the idea in my head before I got started so I could time how long it took me to decorate.
Have I mentioned that my new favorite toy is the pasta roller attachment for my KitchenAid? I use that to roll out gum paste for my flowers (when possible) and I also used it to roll out all of those ribbons and bow loops. It's a time saver and makes everything nice and even.
Now looking forward to 2011...