This is the English Nirvana Style of cake decorating which is not practised much today as it is very delicate and prone to breakages. Since this was a project, I used a cake dummy which is nothing but a polysterne drum but very good for practising and preserving too.
I had to prepare the floating top collar which you see on the top and some panels which it stands on. I also did the picture in the centre which uses the figure piping techniques.. Coloring it was the most relaxing thing in this. I etched some flowers and stems within each panel to make it look more appealing...
Its completely done with royal icing.
This week was very eventful and full of surprises. I was overjoyed to see that my blogger friends nominated me for some awards :
E for Excellent Award
This was given to me by Hulya , a blogger from Turkey and she has some exquisite recipes to share with us . Thank You Hulya for this gesture..
I would like to extend this award to
Rachel of Tangerines Kitchen
Shn of Mishmash
Cooking and the city
Arte y Pico Award
Dear Rosie of Rosie Bakes a Piece of Cake presented me with The Arte y Pico Award. Rosie is a very inspiring and encouraging blogger and a friend..I really feel lucky to have known you Rosie and I treasure this truly :))
Here's how it works
You select 5 blogs that you feel excel in creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.
The rules for the Arte y Pico Award are:
1. You pick five blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and the link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4. Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of Arte y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
Here are my Five choices again it is a difficult one for me to choose only five!
You Make My Day Award
This was given to me by Cooking and the city...A very sweet person with a wonderful blog..
I am extremely happy to share this with some people who have been very encouraging, helpful and are very sweet people. You really really make my day!!
Susan from Food Blogga
Swati Raman Garg
The list is long..But each one of you deserve it so much...
Yummy blog award
I was graciously given this award again by simple and sweet Precious..Thanks dear..
I would like to pass this on to
Ivy ..A wonderful blogger from Greece..She has the utmost traditional greek recipes!!
Rosie.. A lovely baker with droolworthy posts
Hulya..Yummy recipes really!!
Tartasacher ...Her recipes are so delicious
Carmen.. Another yummy blog
Maria ..a real goddess in the kitchen
So girls enjoy your awards!!!
I will be occupied the next few days so will be off blogging for a while..Will catch up with you soon :))