Roses With A Difference

Last night Karen was making an anniversary cake for one of her colleagues. She was making roses for the top of the cake and she asked me if I would give her a hand. 
I thought 'how hard can it be?'. 
Hah  that should read very hard!!!!!

I just could not for the life of me do it.  I had at least 6 attempts and not one of them was any good. 
 Karen, however, managed to make 13 of them and every one a winner. 
It just proved to me that she has a real talent and once again I am very impressed with her skills.
 Here is her finished cake - please excuse the rotten picture quality. My excuse - it was very late at night :))

She has another cake to make for tomorrow - this one is a birthday cake for a girl. 
The theme - a boxing ring. 
Just a wee bit different if you ask me.


Giga said…
Córka zdolniejsza od Mamy w robieniu różyczek na piękny tort :)
Daughter more capable than we have in the making of beautiful roses on the cake :)
oh, nice!! i've never tried to make icing roses...or anything else other than just plain old writing on the top of the cake!
hmmmm...a boxing ring cake...i can just imagine where her creativity will take her. i hope you get pic's!!
Jill said…
Such fun! She really does have a gift!
Sush said…
OH it's so great to be back and read all your going's on! I'm back to the blogging world now that I've got a new computer! Missed you like crazy and can't wait to catch up.

I love playing with cake decorating but am a real novice...nothing I do looks as professional as Karen's! Those are some beautiful roses!

TexWisGirl said…
she is a talent. glad she's back at it again!
I can just imagine how difficult they are...... Keep well Diane
Karen said…
She sure is talented. I buy mine (roses) ready made!
Cheryl said…
Very pretty, and talented. I wouldn't know where to start! xx
This is a really pretty cake. I think that Karen is really talented too. I know I could never make those roses.
Sandra said…
What beautiful red roses on the anniversary cake! Is Karen going to be a professional baker? She seems to love it very much.
Karen's roses (and cake) are beautiful!

What a beautiful cake!!
Mary x
orchid said…
Dearest Ellie,
Wow, wonderful cake of your daughter made again(♥^_^♥)~* Love the rose and looks so sweet ♡♡♡

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*
Dianna said…
I would have been "all thumbs" too. Your daughter does beautiful work - I'm sure you could make the roses with enough practice!
Paul said…
A much classier looking cake than the one I baked for my birthday. Karen does indeed have quite a talent.
cakewhiz said…
what a pretty cake! i love fondant roses :D
but yeah... they are a pain to make and take soooo long!!! ahhh!
geetlee said…
Ellie, this is gorgeous!
Karen is truly talented! I would never have been able to make the roses too! I can only bake.. the fancy icing stuff is way outta my league :)
Hope you are enjoying the weekend.
Rose said…
Isn't it watch someone talented do something, it looks so easy. Then we try it and discover just the opposite.

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