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.