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P. A. R. T. Y.

Oh yes we will! There was a very special birthday around here over the weekend, one ending with a ZERO. A very wise woman once said, it seems worse to see it in print, so I won’t name the person or the number, except to say she’s a pretty awesome lady, and I love her to the moon and back. This birthday was, to us, a bit of a fresh start, leaving behind some rough times and shining a light ahead. And somehow, it fell to me to make the cake. I pondered a bit, and then settled on a plan. Pans were bought, and Wilton paste. 5 hours in the kitchen later, I’d burned through a dozen eggs, a litre of milk, and 1.5kg of flour, as the cake stack grew before me. Brilliant. Cake of Awesomeness is rocking. Stage two saw four blocks of chocolate and two cartons of cream converts into a rather large bowl of ganache, which set in the fridge as I attacked the butter once more and joined the layers with buttercream. Ganache applied, and then more buttercream, and colours. I took a deep breath, and started decorating. I had this grand vision of a beautiful flower-covered cake. Instead in looked like a clown on an acid trip drew a sunflower on top. *sigh*. Next on my to-do list – buy a cake nail and attend a cake decorating course.

Oh. And Bear tells me I didn’t do a very good job on the top layer. It doesn’t taste like anything except cake. Thanks baby.

  • Emma

    Awesome cake! I hope you didn’t trigger the smoke alarm with those sparklers the way we did a couple of weeks ago…

    July 24, 2012 at 12:58 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks Emma! And no, no smoke alarms were harmed in the consumption of this cake (possibly thought it was fortuitous that we were in the garage!)

      July 24, 2012 at 5:14 pm Reply
  • Marion Benfield

    So…my birthday’s in September…hint, hint…

    July 24, 2012 at 1:21 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      He he, I’m sure we could organise something,..I promise to lay off the neon colouring!

      July 24, 2012 at 5:14 pm Reply
  • Bec Clarke

    It looks amazing, you are so very clever. I bet it went down like a treat.

    July 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm Reply
    • LittleWhiteDove

      Thanks Bec, yes, it was quite yummy, I was generous with the ganache 😉

      July 24, 2012 at 5:16 pm Reply
  • Esther

    Looks great, the colours came up so well 🙂

    July 24, 2012 at 2:35 pm Reply
  • Kirsty

    Looks fantastic, I love the icing on top 🙂

    July 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm Reply
  • Denise

    “clown cake” is beautiful…..and festive-looking 🙂 mmmmm

    July 24, 2012 at 4:49 pm Reply
  • Ros

    That is one brilliant looking cake!

    July 24, 2012 at 5:08 pm Reply
  • Janet Camilleri (@Footprintsmag)

    Well I think it looks amazing (and yummy) – well done you!

    July 24, 2012 at 6:39 pm Reply
  • bubblybaker

    I think your cake looks amazing and I am totally digging the “clown on an acid trip drew a sunflower on top” look! I may actually steal that idea… haha 🙂

    July 24, 2012 at 9:13 pm Reply
  • Rachel from Redcliffe Style

    What a gorgeous cake!! You are so clever. Rachel x

    July 25, 2012 at 6:05 am Reply
  • LittleWhiteDove

    Thanks girls!

    July 25, 2012 at 2:12 pm Reply
  • jess@diaryofasahm

    That looks awesome! I made a rainbow cake for my daughters 6th birthday but used Chocolate icing on top and it was soooo good!
    Happy birthday to the lovely mystery lady.

    July 25, 2012 at 9:18 pm Reply
  • Amy @ MahliMoo

    I laughed out loud when I read your post of facebook about it being a clown on an acid trip cake.

    You did a great job, Rach! It’s gorgeous.

    July 26, 2012 at 9:18 am Reply
  • mydearbakes

    Gosh, this looks marvellous ! I’m so loving it! =D

    August 4, 2012 at 1:22 pm Reply

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