This past Saturday, my mother-in-law thought she was heading out with her friends for a fundraising dance at the local soccer club. Little did she know, that 60 of her closest friends and her son and daughter were there to surprise her with a fantastic 65th birthday party. Boy, was she surprised! Her son and daughter, Rob and Denise, had been planning this for weeks! Everything worked out perfectly and she was none the wiser.
I was in charge of the cake and the wine, my two favourite things. This cake was my first attempt at a two-tiered cake covered in fondant. It took two whole days, a total of 6 hours of baking and decorating time, but I was really happy with the end result. It's a double chocolate fudge cake, torted and filled with vanilla butter cream and raspberry jam. It was covered in rolled fondant and decorated with fondant flowers.
I can't wait to start my next cake. My good friend Loreena will be getting cakes for her oldest son's 3rd birthday and her youngest son's Christening in a few weeks! Yeah, more cakes!