Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Our bride wanted really delicate snowflakes, so I wound up piping almost all of them. I used some octagon and hexagon cutters to make the tiniest impression on the buttercream. I then used a #1 tip to freehand pipe a snowflake using the cutters shape to make sure that the final snowflake kept a (mostly) symmetrical shape. I printed a page of snowflake clipart to use as inspiration.
I did make a dozen or so gumpaste snowflakes on wire that I added at the church's fellowship hall, and they did add a nice touch of dimension to the cake.
In one week we will be celebrating Christmas. I hope you all have a very happy holiday.