I happened to have off today and wanted to work on some of my piping skills. It also happened to be my friend Lauren's birthday so it was a perfect excuse to make a cake :)
I really love the royal icing piped lace look - it's a white cake with black "lace"- that I have been seeing a lot on Cake Central. I decided to do my own interpretation of it. 1) I didn't want to do the exact same thing and 2) My piping skills are NOT up to par ...haha. The cake was a tall 6inch round cake with 3 layers. Almond cake with layers of amaretto buttercream and amaretto chocolate gananche. I also made homemade marshmallow fondant to cover the cake as well. I also added the gum paste flower on the side. Overall I'm happy with it, but I want to work with royal icing a lot more. You can do some really beautiful things with it :)
Happy Birthday Lauren!!