So, we had the pleasure of celebrating my twin girls’ 3rd birthday this past weekend! Thanks to all who provided advice on working with fondant / decorative letters. The girls have seen me looking through RHC quite often, and they were taken with the red velvet cake page…so much so that they started to request a “red heart cake” for their birthday. Being the indulgent mom that I am, of course I ended up making exactly that! I made rolled fondant (for the first time! - as usual Rose’s recipe worked to the T though and it came out perfectly) and used letter cookie cutters, and then piped a simple border and outline (also a first!). They like to call themselves “Zoe Zebra” and “Lexie Lion” (for Alexa), and get excited seeing A’s and Z’s. So the cakes were a big hit!
Since we had 20+ people over, I also had made the ice cream cake (with mint chip ice cream) and the lemon canadian crown, both of which people loved. I’d say that the red velvet cakes won the presentation battle (though the lemon crown was a close second), but people really attacked the lemon and ice cream cakes with the most enthusiasm! The red velvet cakes though, were also very tasty, especially with the vanilla mousseline.
Anyway, I never would have been inspired to or even able to produce four such lovely and delicious cakes a year ago…it’s all thanks to Rose’s books and being inspired from all of the stories and photos on this forum, so thank you all for helping make our birthday party a big success!!!