Upon "googling" basket weave cakes, I found numerous examples of peoples' final cakes. Most were well done. All were topped with a random floral collection. Some decorators should have heeded the expression "less is more."
There had to be a way of making this cake look more interesting. I finally had an idea.
I baked the cake parts, a challenge in itself. Then I made the buttercream icing and tinted it a pale yellow.
I assembled a structure.
|The buttercream wasn't co-operating, but I was able to smooth it eventually.|
Here's how my basket weave looked. It was a bit more challenging than I thought.
And, as everyone in class finished their lovely round white basket weave cakes with roses, lilies, daffodils, blossoms and buds all over the tops, we received our certificates.
I packed up my certificate and gently placed my masterpiece in the cake box, I headed for home. Part 2, Wilton cake decorating course, done!
|A better view of flowers. I have since added white polka dots to the blue hat ribbon.|