March is going out like a lamb here in Victoria. Hope it’s the same for everyone else. I wonder if some last-minute baking and tasting notes are being done. Sorry, not by me. Had hoped the latter half of the month would see a little window open up, but life hasn’t cooperated. Not to worry, my project will likely fit in with the April theme as well.
Meanwhile, what a wonderful month of challenges met and mastered! Linda, your mother-in-law’s birthday cake was charming. The roses - amazing! The piping and lettering were both lovely, too. Along with others, I’m curious whether it was poured or rolled fondant that you used. Either way, it looked terrific. You’re certain to do a good job for the wedding with all the practice you’re doing.
CRenee, your chocolate fondant looked delicious. It really is like an upscale Tootsie Roll, isn’t it? So tasty! It’s been a long time since I made it, so I can’t offer any useful advice on the concerns you expressed. But truly, I couldn’t see anything but a pretty cake. If you have any of it left over btw, it makes a handy medium for all sorts of decorative touches. I had some left over in the freezer for the longest time, and that’s how it got used up. For example, it was perfect once for rose “stems.”
Jeannette, what can I say to our Golden Girl with her beautiful cake and her wonderful occasion? You know just how brave I think you were to do your first stacked cake for your anniversary?! We bakers do sometimes waltz in where angels fear to tread, don’t we? And look at the result! It’s perfect. My very best wishes to you and your dear husband for all the years ahead. May they bring every possible blessing!
Another first-timer with a stacked cake! Annie, if I didn’t know how true-blue and honest you and Jeanette are, I’d think you were having us on. Your tiered cake last month was equally beautiful, and now you’ve added the SMBC along with chocolate-praline paste to your repertoire. Well done!
Looking forward to next month, and also to any last-minute entries here. Thanks Julie for an excellent theme!