Thursday, 4 March 2010

The Icing on the Cake

As promised this is a photo of the birthday cake I have been finishing this week. The cake was made 3 - 4 weeks ago and left to mature a little. I began making the flowers and leaves for the decoration last week, also the little trug for the top of the cake. On Friday I marzipanned the cake and iced it on Sunday morning, finally putting the finishing touches on Tuesday. In the meantime I had telephoned my friend K to let her know when it would be ready for her to collect. She duly arrived yesterday afternoon and was very pleased with it. It is her mum's 75th birthday today.

It is also my son's birthday today and we rang him early this morning to greet him (he is now 42 - the son who lives in Australia). I wish he was close enough that I could make him a birthday cake too. Oh well.

Happy Birthday Son. And Happy Birthday K's mum.


jabblog said...

What a very pretty cake - almost too good to eat . . . almost;-)
Happy Birthday to your son and to your friend's mother - she will be delighted with her special cake. One of my nieces has her birthday today and yesterday was my eldest daughter's.

Anonymous said...

Absolute Wow! That is beautiful, you are so clever. Happy birthday to your son too.

CJ xx

Denise said...

Anne I am so impressed with this very professional looking cake. It is fantastic and how clever you are. Happy Birthday to your son in Australia, and to this lady who is the lucky recipient of this very special cake. I hope everyone enlarges your photo to see all the detail.

Pam said...

You are so talented!
I hope your son had a happy birthday, I know you miss him. X

SquirrelQueen said...

Wow, that is a beautiful cake. You are so very talented. I think your friend's mother is going to be very pleased.

Happy Birthday to your son!

joo said...

The cake llooks delicious and it's so pretty:)
Happy birthday to your son!!!

Gill - That British Woman said...

that is a lovely cake, well done..

Gill in Canada

Deb said...

beautiful cake...

sunnymama said...

What a lovely cake! Happy Birthday to your son and K's mum. :)

Maggie May said...

That is a seriously amazing cake and you are to be congratulated on making a very professional looking piece of work because that is what it is.

Nuts in May

Cezar and Léia said...

You are so talented!
Congratulations, it's fabulous!
Léia and little Luna :)

Glennis said...

Such a pretty cake, unusual shape with such pretty icing, you are very clever, Mother will be so pleased with the cake.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

jabblog - thank you - I hope your daughter and your niece both had happy days.

CJ - thank you - I do enjoy doing it.

Denise - thank you - I had a great teacher and I enjoy doing it.

Pam - yes I do miss my son.

SquirrelQueen - I do hope she liked it.

Joo - thank you - hope it tasted OK!

Gill - thank you.

Deb - thank you.

Sunnymama - thank you for the greetings.

Maggie - thank you these are the only cakes I like to do. I worry over "character" cakes.

Leia - thank you I am pleased you like it.

Glennis - thank you for your kind comment.

My thanks to you all for your kind comments. I do enjoy making the flowers - find it quite therapeutic. And thanks too for your greetings to son. A x

Cynthia L. H. said...

Strawberry Jam Anne!
The cake looks like absolute perfection!
Very nice!

Anonymous said...

What a beautifrul cake!!!

Mary said...

What a gorgeous cake....makes me what to cut a piece even though it is so pretty! I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks!

fizzycat said...

Your cake is exquisite.Well done.