Starbursts and gold dust to give it some bling
These are a few of my favorite things…
Does the cake above look familiar to you? Think hard…well, not too hard. You need only click back to my last post to see my Ranunculus flowers perched atop this little beauty. And under all the green and glitter is a moist, mouthwatering, lemon-curd filled, citrus cake.
We’ll get to the recipe in a different post, for now, let’s talk about the cake’s exterior and how those fantastic starbursts came to be.
Stencils are a favourite decorating tool of mine and I have a collection to back that up! They are a great alternative to piping and offer so many design options for amateur pipers, like myself (I so desperately need to work on my piping skills). That said, like anything else one wants to be good at, this too requires a little practice. When done well, stencils can yield stunning results – like this, for instance. Here is my first attempt at stencilling. I have since improved, but there is always room.
|Fondant coloured with Avocado food gel. Lustre dusts in Gold Shimmer, Metallic Ginger Glow and Electric Orange mixed with a little Gold Shimmer.|
|Starburst Cake Side Stencil|
|Cake Wrap Kit|
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