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50th Anniversary cake

50th Anniversary Cake Design

Some dear friends recently celebrated their 50th anniversary and asked if I could make the cake. This cake is a vanilla butter cake with lemon curd filling and Italian Meringue buttercream. I had to make the sugar paste roses and leaves 2 weeks early to ensure enough dry time and prevent any last minute rushing. The leaf and branch design on the sides of the tiers were done with a stencil.

Prior to stenciling the design, I placed the tiers in the freezer for 20 minutes to get the buttercream very firm. This allowed me to place the stencil on the cake without damaging the smooth finish. Then I took a spatula and spread the buttercream over the stencil and lifted the stencil straight off the cake. It is a fun technique that gives the cake a “raised” stencil design and if the cake is firm from the freezer it is easy to scrape off the stencil design if it gets smudged.

50th Anniversary Cake
50th Anniversary Cake
50th Anniversary Cake

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Linda Billingsley

Saturday 18th of October 2014

What did you make the beautiful Roses with? What are the sizes of the roses? Just exquisite!

Dahn

Saturday 18th of October 2014

Hi Linda, the roses as well as the leaves are made from gumpaste. The gumpaste was colored when I made the flowers however they had a very flat look to them so I used powdered food coloring to brush on more color and give them some depth. The roses are about 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter.

Linda Billingsley

Saturday 18th of October 2014

What stencil or mold did you use for the florals, and where did you get it? Also have the recipes for the cake? Thank you linda

Dahn

Saturday 18th of October 2014

Linda, the stencil I used was actually bought at Home Depot a couple of years ago. I bought it in the interior decorating/paint department. I believe it was meant for stenciling walls with house paint however I have never used it for that. I will work on posting the recipe for this cake very soon, I get a lot of requests for it.

Carol at Wild Goose Tea

Monday 8th of September 2014

You are truly THE most spectacular cake decorator ever! What truly gorgeous special cake for a truly special occasion. I have sent a couple of people to your site because of your cakes.

Dahn

Thursday 11th of September 2014

Thank you so much Carol, that is overwhelming to hear.

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

Sunday 7th of September 2014

My in-laws celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary last week and I'm shamed by your cake. I didn't make one! Too much going on with all the family but I should have tried. Maybe they'll last until next year. I'll cross my fingers.

Your cake is gorgeous and I'm not going to forget that stencil idea!

Dahn

Sunday 7th of September 2014

Thanks Maureen and congratulations to the anniversary couple! 67 years is amazing!!

Cora

Friday 5th of September 2014

I love the flowers!

Dahn

Friday 5th of September 2014

Thanks Cora :)

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