My latest was this week, when a friend requested an engagement cake for a family party. She sent me a picture from this great bakery, Sweet Sugar Treats in Australia, and asked if I could make it for their party this weekend:
Should "imitation is the highest form of flattery" trump my plagiarist feelings? Am I over-thinking and over-reacting, as I tend to do anyway?
Or am I right in feeling guilty about this?
Anyway, to get back to the cake itself, I adore the sweet simplicity of this cake. But as simple as it looks, I had to cut out about a million tiny fondant hearts to drape over the sides. I cut out this many hearts three times over:
I don't know how other bakers are able to cut out silhouettes without the tiny rough, jagged edges I seem to end up with.
My proportions are obviously different than the original inspiration cake from Sweet Sugar Treats (which I totally expected), and overall I'm quite happy with how it turned out: