I know a fair few of you wanted me to blog how to make the blush roses I used on my traditional cake in The Great British Wedding cake, so here it it….. how to make sugar roses.
You will need:
White Sugar Florist Paste (SFP)
White fat such as Trex
Small rolling pin
Rose petal cutters or a small round cutter
Water and paintbrush
Empty egg box
Sugarflair blossom tint powder – Rose
Large powder brush
Here are some handy product links:
Sugar Florist Paste (SFP) is the key to really great sugar roses.
Selection of royal cupcake cases
300g caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 eggs, large
200g plain flour
70g self raising flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Red gel colour paste
Perfectly Pipeable Cream Cheese Frosting
70g butter, softened
400g icing sugar, sifted
Red white and blue sprinkles
Union jack mini flags
Makes 24 cupcakes – enough for a knees up!
Biscuit, marshmallow and meringue – all in one go! These sweet treat kebabs are perfect wedding treats with brilliant wow factor – ideal for dipping in a chocolate fountain. This idea came from a Martha Stewart project and of course has the Pink Whisk twist with Raspberry Sherbet Marshmallows.
Wanting something a little bit different from the traditional wedding bake? Why not have a Lemon Meringue Tower instead. If you watched The Great British Wedding Cake on BBC2 this week – here’s the full project in Pink Whisk step by step style.
Here’s the recipe for my perfect wedding cake. Because sometimes you need a fruit cake that tastes great without maturing and one that cooks fairly quickly – like when you have 11 hours to make the whole darn thing…
I will be doing a separate tutorial for sugarpaste roses later on this week.
I thought we’d start off with a project that is really simple but definitely one of those finishing touches that will be ooh’d and aah’d over. By no means limited to weddings these tea cup biscuits can be done for any special occasion including having the girls round for a brew and a slice of cake!
Taking part in The Great British Wedding Cake got me thinking about baking for your own wedding which is well within the realms of possibility for all you Pink Whiskers. It doesn’t have to be the cake, there’s lots of wedding treats we can bake up too so I’m kicking off this week with a few little treat ideas and of course the projects from the programme.