Well, it's been a while since I posted something on my blog. I have been very busy with different things including this baby....
I really enjoy baking as you may know by now and about 4 years ago I develop a love for cake decorating. I pretty much felt into it. It's not something I ever thought I'd enjoy. I have made and decorated my fair share of cakes in those years but I don't remember making one this big.
This is for the retirement of a very special lady who works with my husband and has been in the organization for 20+ years. When I think of her, for some reason, I think a light yellow, a soft yet vibrant color. She doesn't like chocolate so I decided to keep with the light yellow theme and made a yellow cake from the wonderful Bakerella website: with a lemon curd and mascarpone cheese frosting for the bottom tier and a yellow cake with vanilla buttercream for the top one. I have made both cakes with 3 layers. For the top one I didn't want sharp edges so I bake the top layer in a pie dish.
The cake is covered in fondant, and hand made flowers all in fondant as well. Here are some pics:
I don't generally make fondant flowers because I find them too difficult to make but after a few tries I really enjoyed making them.
I thought that some people at the function might like chocolate so I made some cake pops from the left over cakes when I leveled them. The white chocolate ones are yellow cake, and lemon curd, the ones resting on the yellow flowers on the cake board are yellow cake with cream cheese and banana chocolate coating and the ones resting on the pink flowers are yellow cake with orange curd.
Hopefully it all tastes good. Here are a few more pics of the rest of the cake... Enjoy!