Sorry if I go on and post too many cakes, but I've had these around for some time and want to get them out there, since it is my "real" job. This is done in fondant with gumpaste roses and butterflies.
Your real job is a fantastic one! Though I would like to see some new pencil work sometime. Your cakes definitely take the cake (pft, bad pun). Those golden roses look so delicate! Like magical golden-transformed roses. Wow, I'd be afraid to mess it up! Full of wonderful symbolism, love it!
Thanks much! It's good to hear from you! For the last couple months I have been working on a rather large pencil piece, I think I'll post a WIP soon. I wish I had more time for that and less for cakes, but I gotta take the money when I can get it! XD
The flowers are all made from gumpaste, a kind of sugar clay that can be rolled out very thin, I cut each petal and assembled each rose one petal at a time, it takes a while. The music notes are all piped in royal icing, and the butterfly was a thicker piece of gumpaste that I painted with food color to make the design and attached to a gumpaste body