A fast moving card game popular in Europe in the 17th & 18th centuries, played by three people, with 40 cards.
Having tones of colour that shade into each other, graduating from light to dark.
And who says that accents don't change anything!? ;)
If you remember a little while ago (well, okay, June last year), I was given 'creative freedom' to make a cake whichever way I pleased, with the only requirement that it needed to be purple. To see/read about it, click here.
Realising that I didn't really get a good chance to make a proper ombré style icing for the farewell cake last week, I had at least decided that I would like to practice ombré stuff. Proper ombré. And, of course, purple ombré.
Without wanting to buy new tools, I was so pleased when I stifled through my baking cupboard and supplies, and found a ruffle making tool!
I rolled out strips of fondant, using the darkest purple first, and began 'ruffling'. One by one, I glued them onto the cake. Ruffle after ruffle, shade after shade, the ruffles began to look, well, ruffly!
The top ruffle was interesting to make. I'd cut out a circle that was about an inch bigger than the size of the cake, and ruffled the edges before it went onto the cake. It was a tad tricky making sure it was in the middle of the cake, and I think next time I will line it up on the cake first, and then lift up the edges to put some sugar glue underneath to hold it in place.
The next morning, one butterfly and shade at a time, I glued the butterflies onto the cake, so they would curl around and up the cake:
I used less butterflies than I thought I would, so decided to make an identical flutter of butterflies on the opposite side of the cake. Why not, right?
With various bottles of food colouring and gel holding the butterflies in place while the glue dried, I was so glad when it was finally ready to place onto the ruffled bottom tier!
And, why not a view from the top, too!
Happy birthday Jessica!! :)