For this update, I have outlined a plan for my final decorating project and shared some ideas of what my final piece will hopefully look like. Although I know that I still have quite a bit to learn, I feel as though my research has helped me to learn the basics. Therefore, from here on out, I will continue to practice, refine and extend my skills. As an example of my attempt to extend, I will be including rosettes on this cake, a decorative element that I have not used before.
Since my husband and I will be celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary on August 10, 2015, I think that it will be the perfect opportunity to culminate all of my learning into a beautiful cake. Our original wedding cake was a 4 tier, peaches and cream cake. For this project, I will not attempt to replicate that cake, but I will maintain the same flavors and filling.
Plan for Anniversary Cake:
Frosting: Buttercream (See recipe below)
Layers: Peaches and cream
Design: The overall design of my cake will be in buttercream rosettes. In addition to the videos listed in my other posts, I have also consulted the tutorial video below to help me achieve this design element.
Now that I have a plan for my big project, I am ready to begin. Wish me luck!