Here's the "how-to" to yesterday's Valentine's Day Cake:
I took the easy route this time and used a cake mix.
(It is ice-fishing season, ya' know, and there's not a lot of time for anything else. ;-) )
Bake in a heart shaped pan.
Take fresh blackberries (any berry would be good, however) and squish the juice through a strainer.
Reserve juice for frosting.
Slice cake in two pieces.
Add a little powdered sugar to fruit and spread over bottom slice.
Place top half on top of fruited bottom.
Make frosting, I used the directions on the back of the powdered sugar package, but then I
added the juice from blackberries and enough extra powdered sugar for a consistency
that would hold the roses...
mine was a little on the too soft side, but I ran out of sugar so I made do. :-)
Add a thin layer of frosting all the way around and on top of the cake.
Now comes the fun part:
Take a Wilton 2D tip and decorating bag,
Start with the bag straight up and go around,
around until rose is formed and lift up and to the side.
It may be easier to "rose" the sides first, then the top.
Now for the sparkle.
(I did not end up using the white glitter this time,
but could be fun on white or red roses.)
Then add tiny silver balls.
For a magical cake:
I made a small one and a large one.
Once the pink glitter sits on the frosting for a while it becomes less grainy
and gives a beautiful iridescent glow that was difficult to capture in photos.
Wishing you lots of love!