Terri Webster Schrandt has a weekly Sunday Stills photography challenge.
I don’t consider myself to be a photographer of much note so I don’t participate that often but this week the topic was textures:
“This week’s Sunday Stills Photography challenge is all about texture. Textures occur both in nature and in human-made materials, and it all around us. A random photo of a mundane item can yield extraordinary textures you might not have noticed with just the naked eye.” You can join in the challenge here: https://secondwindleisure.com/2018/10/14/sunday-stills-texture-is-all-around-us/
If you were a baker, could you resist a topic like that?
Today, I iced the giant fruit cake for my mom’s 80th birthday party next Saturday. I attached twelve of the fondant flowers I have made to date – Sir Chocolate has been really busy!
I made the last twenty hibiscus flowers for the cake. I use a shell tool and a ball tool to give them the texture of real flowers. I rolled the center pieces in yellow-coloured sugar to give them a rough texture.
I made a red velvet cake and a chocolate and vanilla marble cake as the last two layers for the five-tier cake. The texture of the red cake batter and the baked chocolate and vanilla marble cake is very different.
Last but not least, last week I made a rag doll cake. Her hair and dress had some interesting textures that I created with butter icing.