This is my first Damask cake. Funny....I just told Weenee 2 weeks ago that I have bought a few stencils from US but never use them before. Then there is this Indian lady who called me up for an appointment to make a wedding cake for her son. Yes...very rare these days to have children 'trusting' their parents to choose something for them especially one on their big day.
We met a few days just before the family flies to India for the wedding and they will be back 5 days before the wedding in Penang. I did submit a few original designs thro email to her....but in the end when she came back she decided a simple damask cake...a safer option. What I understood from her daughter is that they have not seen any of my cakes on FB or anywhere. I suppose its best to choose Damask then.
I have always wanted to try making sharp edges....and I guess I succeed with this cake.
As for the stenciling it was not as difficult as I thought it would be. I did not do a test run eventho I know that dark brown on pastel green is not that forgiving if I have to remove them if anything goes wrong. I just pray. Pray hard. Maybe God was biting his fingers when I picked up my spatula and spread my first icing over the stencil....without tape or string to hold the stencil in place!!!! Guess ignorance is bliss...or am I more of a gambler?
Ya....maybe the first spread bleeds slightly under the cuts but it was acceptable. After that it was smooth sailing. Next time I will choose something finer so that the icing would not be scrapped out that easily. One time....2 times....done. For those with a bigger space area maybe the curve of the cake makes the icing easier to be picked up by the spatula again and again....thinning it out eventually.
*drums rolling* ....my first Damask Wedding Cake!!!!
|Damask Wedding Cake for Razeen & Shifa
|At the wedding reception
|After adding the rose topper - the rose were too dark
|The beautiful couple cutting their cake