Back Into the Royal Icing

IMG_8416My mother was a cake decorator, self-taught out of the backs of Wilton yearbooks. She used mostly store-bought icing because it was the seventies and she charged hard at convenience cooking. Store-bought, tub icing, for those that have never attempted, is crazy difficult to pipe with. I find it really fussy. Continue reading

Beautiful Novia

This cake had a little bit of everything.  Four towers of speckled mocha cake with hazelnut fulling.  Royal icing marigolds. Chocolate skulls and her.  I love her, she is easily the most beautiful thing I’ve ever sculpted in sugar.