I made my own wedding cake after I was told we’d have to pay over £1000 for a plain white fondant covered 8 tiered cake.
Now let me tell you something for nothing.
I wasn’t going to pay over £1000 for a PLAIN CAKE.
Do you know how many pairs of shoes I can buy with £1000!
The only alternative was to make it myself because I wanted an extravagant cake, big enough to feed all of our guests without the £1000 price tag.
I was up for the challenge. A little nervous though, because my sweet talents were in desserts rather than cake decorating but I took the chance, and after weeks of research and sketching, I designed my dream wedding cake.
It incorporated every element of our wedding, the snow, centerpieces, colour scheme, flowers, lighting, decorations and my dress.
Now here’s the best bit. I baked, stacked and decorated it all for under £100
I also bought a few pairs of shoes too (“,)
I thought I’d share with you how I made my roses and how easy they are.
I did use special cutters for my wedding cake but because I made 100’s of them I soon realised I didn’t need any thing specific, just a knife to cut the petals and if you haven’t got a fondant ball tool to thin out your petal edges you can also use the end of a paintbrush you use for food, or a tooth pick.
The only thing you will need is a foam pad to rest the petals on whilst you thin out the edges.
I’ve made a video showing you all the different methods below
If you want to give your chocolate roses the wow factor check my recipe for flavoured and coloured modelling chocolate here