Just a quick post to share a cake I made a couple of years back.
I first really got into making cakes for occasions when it was my sons first birthday back in 2009. Looking back it was a little on the ropey side, but I’ve kept up the practice and have improved my skill and knowledge base since then. Though I am still my own worst critic, and always think I could have made them better!
Back in 2011 my lovely Mother-in-law turned 60. For her, I not only braved my first hand-painted cake, but also my first tiered cake. I chose a ‘vintage’ style flower print to paint on, using gel food colourings mixed with a little vodka (it evaporates quickly stopping the icing from going soggy). She likes pink, and is a massive fan of butterflies. Personally anything pretty, pink and girly makes me want to vomit.- Okay, perhaps it doesn’t induce vomiting, but I’m not really a pink and girly kinda gal. I’d opt for grungy, brown and retro anyday.
I have quite a lot of cakes that I’ve done over the past few years, so be prepared for more posts with the others!