Saturday, November 24, 2012

80th Birthday Cake

This is a 10" sponge cake with raspberry jam and Swiss meringue butter cream.  I was asked for a white cake with yellow piping and yellow roses.  I chose to also use gold in the colour scheme, using ivory ribbon with gold edging for the posy pick, a gold 80 sign ,gold wired pearls and gold dusted hearts around the sides where the swags joined.  There are quite a few shades of yellow, but I tried to restrict myself to two shades only.  I attached a thin yellow ribbon around the cake just above the piped trail and then matched it with a wider ribbon to edge the drum board. I piped the sign onto an icing plaque which I had embossed using a daisy rolling pin, then used the same Royal yellow icing for the piped trail and the three dots dropping down from each gold heart.  I supplied two sparklers in the numbers 8 and 0 which they lit as everyone sang Happy Birthday and the cake was brought in.  I have been told it went very well and the sparklers were a great success.

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