#Sundaystills – Texture is all around us

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.


28 thoughts on “#Sundaystills – Texture is all around us

  1. Robbie, I love to see all the flowers and pieces that go on the giant birthday cake for your mom’s 80th birthday. The rag doll is darling. They do have very nice texture. Look forward to see your mom birthday cake and the party next Saturday.

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      1. It will be a great memorable party, Robbie. I’m glad you’re doing this for your mom and you’re right there to do this elaborated process to make the occasion special. It would be harder if you were in UK already.

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  2. Hi Robbie – looking forward to seeing the finished product! Interestingly, my high school son is taking a baking class and yesterday they made fondant. They’re going to do something with it today, so I’m curious how it turns out. I told him about your cakes. Pretty cool!

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