This is my favourite cake so far. I had just finished the Wilton Cake Decorating II class and my mother asked for a birthday cake for her party. Her birthday happens to be 5 days before Christmas, and she is adament that her birthday is NOT an extension of Christmas. So I thought this cake was as far from Christmas as possible.
This cake is an 8" chocolate marble cake with homemade buttercream icing (BC). The dark and light purple violets were made the week before in Royal Icing (RI).