If you're friends with me on facebook then you've probably seen my cake album, so I'm not going to rehash those cakes here. This I am starting with the current cake I'm working on: a Twilight cake for a high school friend's daughter.
Since I work a full-time day job I am having to work on this cake a little bit at a time each night. I didn't think to start the step-by-step documenting process when I started the cake, so I don't have detailed pictures of this first element. My apologies. But from now on, every cake I do, I'm going to take lots of pictures so that you all can follow me along the way.
First a little information about the cake: If you Google Twilight cakes, you'll come up with tons of pictures of cakes incorporating elements from the book covers. That's the route I'm going with this cake. I'm doing a two-tiered, round cake. Bottom tier is 10-inches round, top tier is 8-inches round. The bottom I'm covering in white fondant and putting black chess board squares on it. The top I'm doing in buttercream colored black.
So the first thing I did for this cake was make the famous flower. You know, the white and red one on one of the covers. Forgive me, but I don't know the names of all the books or which cover goes with which. I am not a Twilight fan, myself. But this is the flower, which as I've just searched for it, I found out is on the New Moon cover:
So, I decided to do the flower out of gumpaste. I've never worked with gumpaste before, so I wasn't too confident with it. This is the part that I didn't document. So sorry. It just didn't occur to me at the time. I do have a few pictures after the process though.
The finished flower! I think it turned out quite well for a first attempt. Stay tuned as we make fondant!