Weekend Cake Peek #3
Apple blossoms in baby colors !

Apple blossoms are very simple to make, work very well as elegant filler flowers in an icing flower bouquet, but I love them the most when they sit in happy clusters of their own!! Enjoy your weekend.

* This is one of the first few cakes i decorated, made for a baby shower alomst one and a half years ago.


Anonymous said...

Hi Archana... it's almost 4am where I am and sitting up with daughter's low blood sugar while she eats. I'm trying not to eat. Here I come browsing and look at this beautiful creation... now how will I get back to sleep without a sweet! ;)

Kitchenmate said...

oh, my god.. you are amazing girl... how can you do this, simply fabulous...oh, i wish you are located near..maybe even couple of hours drive from my place...definitely order cake for my kids b'day party...
beautiful, fabulous...
Arachana, did you go to any classes for baking, decorating...
no more superlatives as i am short of them :)

Menu Today said...

Hi Archana,
Your cake looks sooo beautiful. Thanx

RP said...

How I wish I live somewhere near you!
Another beautiful cake!
Have you seen my carrot cake? That's the best I could do with the icing. LOL Or whenever I try to make it prettier by adding lines and dots, I mess up. :)

Rajesh &Shankari said...

Kadavule...I just gape everytime I come to your blog, you work the magic ..I hereby call you the Cake Fairy

Anonymous said...

Hi Archana,
Very nice looking cake! We are amazed how you get that basket look in your cakes. Beautiful flowers too!!! yummm

Prema Sundar said...

Wow ..the cake looks gorgeous. U are an expert in cake decoration. As kitchenmate said i would also love to order cakes if u are closeby.
Great work!!!

wheresmymind said...

Everytime I come by...your cakes look incredible!

Krithika said...

How I wish I was the baby girl :-) Lovely creation as always.

Ashwini said...

What kind of weekend is it going to be if we have to look at that cake and not be able to eat it? Huh? Huh?!!!

Sudha said...

Archana, im totally spechless..you have done such a beautiful job on the cake..you are so talented archana..how i wish archana i was around you so that i could have got you done bth day cake for taniya next month..

indosungod said...

Archana you have done it again, simply beautiful.

KA said...

Yet another pretty cake from the great cake decorator Archana!!
Wow that's a beautiful creation. Like I said only you can beat yourself..

Anonymous said...

Simply great one..Archana..nice color cordination too..

Meena Kandlakuti said...

Hi Archana,

the cake looks so delicious.It yummy, feel like eating right now:-)You seems to be good cake maker.Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Archana,
This cake is as beautiful as little babies...

starry said...

OMG Archana I just want to pick one of those flowers off your cake. Beautiful, life like and colorful.Dont know what else to say I am out of words.

Praveena said...

WOW! That cake looks simply awesome! You are simply a true baker!

Shammi said...

yow, wow, one of the FIRST cakes you decorated? It's brilliant! How anyone could ever bear to cut into your cakes I dont know! They should be preserved forever as things of utter beauty, Archana.

indianadoc said...

:0 :) :p

Manjusha Nimbalkar said...

Im simply loving the Cake.
Very nice decoration..

Anonymous said...

Archana ,i've a doubt..did u make this using simple buttercream icing or royal icing.I've been looking and looking at those flowers for past 2 days and then tried with buttercream icing,but the flowers were not so perfect....:((

Gattina Cheung said...

Beautiful color arrangement!!! The flowers look so lively and Spring-y. Archana, oh I can't wait to see the #4 by next weekend :P

Anonymous said...

Archana..I have no words to say...the cake is very very lovely. Amazing color combination.You are genius.

Unknown said...

Oh so colourful. Gorgeous cake.

Priya said...

Wow, wish I cud get a piece of cake archana.

You are so creative and artistic person.

Anonymous said...

I am not going to comment anymore! What's the point? I am waiting for some 'bad' cake post so I could tell you, "Oh, this one doesnt look that good than your others!" :-)

Manasi said...

Lady, ur cakes are AMAZING!! ummmmmmmm.... i cud eat it all up and still not feel (so) sorry for the girl u baked it for!!

Vineela said...

Hi Archana,
Yey,Yey birthday cake.
what i can say ,archana.O.k I felt that the piping bag is lucky to come in your hands to give a perfect shape like real flowers.(-:::((((....
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Archana

Wonderful cake..looks yummy too:)

Anonymous said...

Hi the cake looks beautiful :)
wish you well

archana said...

Thank you so much Linda!

Thank you. I did attend the cake décor classes offered by Wilton, in a nearby hobby store. If you have Michael’s store closer to where you live, do check it out. Oh, forget about buying, i would be delighted to make those birthday cakes for you!!!

Menu Today
Thank you so much

Thank you, it would have been fun!!! That’s exactly where everyone starts RP, why don’t you give a chance to Wilton classes?

I am Enchanted, Madame. Thank you.

Vidhu and Shoma
Thank you friends, basket weaving is a simple technique to do, results are always fascinating.

Thank you for your kind words.

Thank you so much

I sometimes wish that way too !!!! Thank you friend.

Well….Er…r. Oh, thank you !!

Thank you dear, wow I would have loved to do that. But you never know, may be someday !!

Thank you friend.

Thank you for your kind words.

Thanks a bunch.

Please doooo. Thank you.

Wow, that’s cute !!! Thank you Madhu.

Starry N,

Pick them all please. Thank you.

Thank you

Thank you, wow, that’s very kind of you.

Eeeeeeeee. Thank you dear

Thank you so much Manjusha,I am glad that you liked it.

I used butter cream icing for these flowers. Are you having problems with piping or transferring the flowers? Could you pls. send me an email?

Thank you Monisha. Did you start with Course 2?

Thank you G, I will soon run out of my stock of cake photos. Let’s see as to how far I can count!

You are too good, thank you.

Thank you

Come on over, Priya. Thank you.

Inji Pennu
OMG, oh, no please don’t do that Ingi….. You comments light up this blog.

Thank you, Ahahaaa….. That’s fun.

Thank you friend, for your kind words.

Thank you dear, I am glad that you liked it.

Thank you for visiting Spicyana, I am glad that you liked it.

indianadoc said...

Vaayum polichirinnittu ippozha sound vannathu!! Gurukale,oru samshayam,ee AP flour,plain flour,self raising flour,ivayil yethanu sharikkum cake undakkan best?BTW hw r these different,any idea?Yellam saada gothambu alley?

Anonymous said...

Hi this is rg. Your cake looks awesome. I'm sure it tastes great too. What a pretty decoration on it ....I just kept on staring at it for several hours now... it's that wonderful...How did u manage to make such beautiful flowers without any mess? do u add colors to the icing?I wish I could decorate the same way(let alone decorating, I wish I knew to bake a cake from scratch)....You've a very good talent and I guess you've lot of patience too...Very very good, Archana.

archana said...

For baking cakes, the best results are obtained with " cake flour", which is a low gluten wheat flour( Lower the gluten, softer the cake). If you can't find cake flour, use " Pastry flour" which has a slightly higher gluten content than CF, but it is still very good. AP flour has intermediate gluten levels, so that is made to fit all different kinds of food preps, you can make a decent cake with it too. Self raising flour is premixed with baking powder ( usually 1 cup flour + 11/2 tsp bp). Use this flour if the recipe calls for it. Most of the time recipes call for different proportions between flour and bp, so it is good to have just the flour without any added leavening agents. Atleast in the US terminology, AP flour and Plain flour are the same. When you are making bread, use a high gluten flour like bread flour. You can make decent breads with AP flour too. Hope this helps Shynee. Gothambinte oroo maya vilasangale.... Nattil nammude Maida kondu ellam cheyyan pattum ennanu ente abhiprayam.

Thank you for visiting Spicyana, and spending time to write these encouraging lines. I am so happy that you liked the cakes. Please do come back. I add food grade gel colors ( Wilton or Cakeart) for coloring buttercream. If you are interested in cake decoration, you can enquire about Wilton classes in a hobby store near you.

Mandira said...

Archana - this picture looks truly amazing. I can't get away from the picture... I can't stop looking...

indianadoc said...

OMG!! Pothum pothum...ithrayum mathi...oru kutti research material aayi!!Thanx a lot sweetiepie...

Sudha said...

Archana, heartiest congrats to you for winning the VCC Q2.I know u will for sure win this..congrats once again..

Chandrika said...

Simply Superb, Archana!

Chinni said...

Your cake looks so beautiful.Nice Pictures...

Anonymous said...

Hi Archana,
ur really a talented girl .cakes are awesome .
recently i joined wilton classes
can u please tell me how to smooth the cake after icing . here is my email id: lvk_206@yahoo.co.in
i would be really grateful if u could send me any tips for smoothening the surface of the cake .

Anonymous said...

Hi Archana,

Your cakes look truly amazing!!! I can't imagine how anyone can bring themselves to eat these works of art. I've never ever baked a cake but if I could bake one which looked even 1/10th as good as yours I would be really excited.

Anonymous said...

Hi , those apple blossoms are royal icing ones or buttercream can u respond to this . lovely cakes

archana said...

Hi Anonymous,
These flowers are made of buttercream. I freeze the flowers soon after making , so that i can freely and effortlessly transfer them on to a cake.


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