Roses Unfold

It was a terrible week. There were so many things to be done, and I was on course. I really couldn't find the time to do my own bakings, and update posts.

This week's lessons were on using different types of sugar paste for modelling. We did our roses using Royal Icing again on lesson 12. This time, we added colours to our rose using petal dust. It adds depth and dimension to the true white royal icing. We did the leaves on the roses, but colour it using normal colour paste. We also tried making rose using fondant. Using fondant to make rose is not that easy as fondant is really soft.

For lesson 13, we did a recipe for Pastillage. Pastillage is much harder, and dries up very fast. It's more difficult to make roses using that. Amy showed us air-brushing although it was not in our curriculum. Air-brushing is in, while other ways of colouring are not in trend. It's interesting how new trends unfolds in cake industry and make-up industry! Guess human beings and cakes are alike - they need some make up to look presentable!


Angie's Recipes said...
June 7, 2009 at 11:42 AM

I would love to have a Champagne-coloured rose!

Kitchen Corner said...
June 7, 2009 at 3:52 PM

The rose fondant looks really pretty. I suppose you've learn a lot. Hope to see more your pretty cake soon!

Passionate About Baking said...
June 9, 2009 at 1:23 PM

Hi Angie,
Oh yes, Champagne sounds good! Thanks for that idea!

Hi Grace,
Thanks. I love the fondant rose amongst all other roses too!

Gina Choong said...
June 12, 2009 at 8:53 AM

Jane, petal dust really gives depth to any fondant work. Have you seen my blog post ? on Fondant roses I had to make for a customer. its really tiny. I find it easier to fiddle with tiny ones than huge ones. Air brushing is fun, but you need a big area to work with and although its the latest in-thing, its not the cheapest toy to have. the gadget alone can costs hundreds excluding the colours used and the number of extras you need to make to learn to air brush properly.

Passionate About Baking said...
June 12, 2009 at 10:03 AM

Hi Gina,
Yes, petal dust is really wonderful. I don't quite like air brushing though, and it's very expensive too! I prefer to work with petal dust. I'll take a look at the fondant u have done. I still prefer to do fondants. :)

Angie's Recipes said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:51 PM

I would love to have a Champagne-coloured rose!

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