Cake icing master class

baking, cakes

Bit of a diversion for this post, while I reminisce over a great master class on icing techniques

learned at Mich Turner's Little Venice Cake Company in London.

The basket weave is royal icing which I have to admit I had avoided using before the course. I am pleased to say I haven't looked back and have made many successful batches of it since.

The straight line piping is tricky, I cannot lie, the wobbly bits are pointing away from the camera!!

One technique I have used a lot and so perfected are the fondant icing roses. Mich covers these brilliantly in her book. Find the YouTube instruction here.

This cake was made for a very beautiful girl and I think the simplicity of the pink roses works well.

Thank you for visiting, I love to hear your thoughts.


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2 thoughts on “Cake icing master class”

  1. Pingback: I is for…..the icing on the cake | vannillarock

  2. dannimirko says:

    Those roses look incredible… Have you been to many icing classes? I am desperate to learn!


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