I'm excited to get a taste for this eclectic mix of Victorian garb and old-timey machinery.
I'm also excited to try my hand at some totally new techniques and create a truly unique cake for this couple. So, even though it's months away, I have been experimenting.
Gum paste flowers are one of my specialties, and I love making them. Gum paste feathers, however, are much more of a challenge. They aren't just thin, they're whispy, ephemeral. That makes them a lot harder to mimick with sugar, which makes them a lot more FUN to try!
My first prototype looked a little...emaciated...and, well, just not right. But I stand by my concept. The form is there, the execution, not so much.
|Is it a gaseous flame? Is it the skeletal remains of a Star Trek alien?|
|Oh my gosh! It's a peacock feather! |
I got that the first time. I really did. Promise.
I'm going to keep working on this, but I wanted to share my progress. What fun!