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Ribbon Cake - Debbie's Retirement

Last week, well almost two weeks ago, I got a panicked text message asking me if I had time to make a retirement cake, in the midst of my 18 dozen cupcakes.  Why not?  

Originally I was going to to roses as per Hibah's (panicked texter) request, but the retiring teacher's favourite colour is green.  Green roses just seemed odd.  So I took the opportunity to try my hand at the ribbon technique.


I LOVE IT!!!  I would do this again in a heartbeat.  It's remarkably easy.  Well, thanks to the YouTube tutorial.  It worked so well.  This was a 2 layer 10" chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling.  It takes a lot of icing but it I love the look of it.


I added a big white flower.  I've made this type before but this time I did one large, two medium, and one small layer.  It made the flower much fuller.  I really liked this one. 


The final result.  The cake was weighed a ton with all the extra icing.

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