Working with chocolate is what I thought would be the most difficult. However, it all went as planned. I think the most difficult part was that I have hot hands. I could barely hold any of my pieces because I was worried about it melting. The day we assemble was also a warmer day. I used a side towel as a buffer to block the heat from my hands. I am overall very pleased with the completed piece.
Coloring the fondant wasn’t difficult but it was tiring. The fondant actually became soft because of the amount of coloring, making it slightly difficult to work with. I was pleased with the end result though. I want my cake to be gray and yellow because it’s the Pantone colors of the year.
Making the gumpaste flower was fun and relaxing. Almost therapeutic in a way. I decide to leave the gumpaste white rather than color it. I was worried it would get soft and sticky like the fondant.
I never been any good at making roses. However, I was quite pleased at the look of this one. Roses are just not my flower, whether they are real or fake.