Simple White Panel Cake

Flowers and cakes have always seemed like a natural pair for me. And if you search for wedding cakes on Pinterest, I think you will see that most of the world agrees.

But there is always the debate between real flowers are sugar flowers. Real flowers have the inconvenience of being a seasonal commodity, and tend to wilt if they are not kept under the proper conditions. And while sugar flowers can withstand high temperatures and be crafted into any color you like - they can also look very artificial.

Ultimately, it comes down to a personal preference. There is no right or wrong here. I have seen beautiful cakes made with both. But today, I chose sugar. 

This simple Vanilla Vanilla cake is decorated with a pink ruffled rose and strips of white fondant that I scored with a knife. This technique is an easy way to bring texture to an otherwise, a plain white cake. It is simple, elegant, and I kind of love it. 

Anyway, I hope everyone managed to make it through their first week of 2016 alive! I know the struggle was real for me this week. Have a good weekend! 

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