Aunt Delores celebrated her 80th Birthday yesterday with a whole lot of family. Many love the cake. I joke I should have taken a photo of all the folks taking a photo of the cake. But you gotta be on time. This was a surprise party….I carried the cake in 4 parts - the three tiers and the flowers all separate. So my sister and I rushed to put all of the flowers on the cake. My sister had insisted on taking everything that look like a flower from my kitchen. Now, it does appear that we threw them on… (we practically did). As Aunt Delores was on her way and we had to get out of the way to hide and yell surprise. The event was an hour and forty minutes from my house. It was great to see so much family!!
However, I am still proud…I am making significant progress on the bucket list item. All of these flowers are first time for me… except for the rose. And, I think that is the one that requires more practice than anything. I never even finished the cabbage rose - but there it is. Two I think. I did not dust or glaze.
My cousin insisted on a flower pot. Aunt D is an avid gardener. And, she looks just like my grandmother (the one in my avatar).
I used Nicholas Lodge scratch gumpaste recipe and made the fondant from Veena’s Art of Cakes fondahnt recipe. it rolled perfectly. I get to keep my motto - totally from scratch. The cake is Beyond Buttercream. A yellow cake with buttermilk and sour cream. Lemon Curd and Lemon buttercream filling and vanilla IMBC.