For her latest decorated cake my daughter had frustrated me “I want something simple.”
This year she competed in her brother challenges:
– I know you’re very strong (flattery) so I increase the level of the challenge : I want a dragon (ok)… Chinese (oh)… in 3D (gosh ). But I’m sure you will succeed. (flattery again !!)
I should mention that this year my daughter is 18 years old!
30 friends in a rented room, I must cook 2 Queens of Sheba.
1st bad : I wanted to melt blue in my almond paste. But as it’s a bit yellow, my color became greenish. I
tried to cover this error by spreading powdered cocoa.
2nd bad : failure in the size of the toper cake, that leaves me small place for the dragon’s head.
3th bad : now I find sugar paste in supermarkets, so I wanted to try again. Despite a large quantity of red food coloring, the paste didn’t exceed girly pink.
To be honest, she first celebrated her birthday at her swimming training earlier in the week. So I did a test with… homemade almond paste. I found it was much more successful!
Thanks to Pieces of Arendil for her excellent video for making a dragon… in polymer clay!
PS: I still don’t know why my daughter wanted a dragon…