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My Cake Decorating Adventure – 3

With this session we had to decorate an entire cake using some, or all if you were over enthusiastic, of the techniques we have learned.  We could make the flowers we wanted to use at home with Royal Icing so that it can set hard…but oh dear, I think the kitchen was too hot or something strange was in the air for mine turned out to be a complete disaster. So I had to ice and decorate my cake in just 1 1/2 hours and the pressure was on :).

My Mom loved daisies and the cake was decorated in her honour and I really hope that I did a respectable job. The roses were something we have just learned and I used that for the centre of the cake to give some hight. The cake was a lemon drizzle and the icing was normal vanilla buttercream. Oh and then do not forget the ever important Fairy Dust that I have sprinkled over…now that makes the difference 😀

Tonight is the next lesson and for the next 4 lessons we will be concentrating on Sugarpaste….oh dear…this might get interesting. Luckily we are only decorating cupcakes tonight and not something like a four tier wedding cake :D.


About The PaperCup Kitchen

Hi there everyone. I am Nelmarie, but please call me Nel. I, like so many people out there enjoy cooking and baking. Food makes me smile and it makes my heart beat faster. The only place where I know I fit just perfectly, is in the kitchen. I have also enrolled in a few cake decorating courses this year and I think I have met my true love....not mentioning my Hubby now :D. It took me 36 years to find out what I want to do with my life and I can now say the answer is rather simple...Bake and then decorating what I've baked. I have started PaperCup in 2011 whilst we were living in Moscow, Russia. Living the life of an Expat can sometimes get very lonely and the blog has not only brought the whole world into my kitchen but I have met so many gorgeous Foodie Friends. I am so happy that I have taken the plunge and started PaperCup. I am not a brilliant writer, I am not a brilliant chef, I am not a brilliant baker BUT I do invite you into my kitchen, take your shoes of, relax, have a bite to eat and let's have a chat. A little more about me: Nelmarie Rennison, married to Christopher for 6 years, together for 12. Two lovely kiddies, Nicholas 3 1/2 and Allegra just over a year. South African, lived in Russia for two years and now loving living in the UK. Diagnosed with MS in 2000 and never felt better :D I am just as grateful for dust blowing in my eyes as I am for Angels sitting on my shoulders. I love my family, my friends, my life and I am grateful for each new morning. Looking forward to get to know you better xx

8 responses »

  1. So pretty Nel! I love that you made the cake in your Mother’s honour. How wonderful is that! You did a beautiful job. 🙂

  2. Ag ek dink dis pragtig!! Mmmmmmm, ek kan sommer daai lemon en vanilje kombinasie proe. Soet, lekker soet eetgoetters. Jy doen goed Nelsie!! xxxxxx

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  4. I love reading your blog and the recipes are awesome.


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