I did this cake this past weekend. I am very happy with it. I went with a new chocolate buttercream recipe. It tasted good but I am still struggling to find a buttercream that will hold up nicely with Houston humidity. I would like to get some hi-ratio shortening, (I hear so many good things about it) but it’s only shipped out at certain times of the year because it can melt during shipping.
I didn’t have any problems with this one so that made me very happy. It was my first time doing any sort of floral arranging. I think it came out pretty good for my first try. I think I have watched so many how-to videos that I think I am ready to do some gumpaste floral sprays so that’s something to look forward to on this cake journey of mine. I went with the silk flowers on this one due to the short notice of the cake (just a 1 week) and to keep the cost down some.