I was volunteered to decorate our WI's 85th Birthday Cake. I have never done a cake like this before. I felt the pressure was on as all the ladies there must have been decorating cakes literally, since before I was born. I did have a few ideas running through my head about how to do it. All involved a lot of time and a steady hand. Mum wanted the logo on the cake, so when we saw our local sugarcraft shop printed edible images, one was ordered. The rest of the decoration kinds fell in after that.
The first job was to marzipan the cake. The cake by the way, was made by another member, the ex-president of 15 years, so I really didn't want to mess it up. There was some marzipan left over, so I had a go at making some roses, as illustrated on the marzipan box. Simple to do and with a bit of practice could be quite delicate and effective.
This morning I put the icing on. To say it was my first time, it wasn't too bad at all. Putting the logo on was a joint effort. I cut the figures with a cutter. Next time, the icing for this should be a little thinner, just a little.
As the logo is so bold, I wanted the rest of the decoration to be plain. I thought even a small amount of decoration would look too much.