Thursday, April 1, 2010

Flower cake for Terra

I believe one of the first conversations I had with my friend Terra is what her favorite cake is. She described something her mother used to make her: white cake with layers of banana cream and cherry pie filling. When her birthday was coming up, I set to work figuring out how to make such a cake (though I knew it would be no where near as good as her mom's) and how I wanted to decorate it. Then it hit me, my beautiful lady friend needed flowers, lots of pretty flowers!

After a week, this is the number of gum paste roses I could make in my spare time. It's surprising how long these suckers take but it's worth the work!

There! I had the topping, now I just needed the cake. Hmm...

And then we lit 'er up!

I love how the camera plays tricks and makes the cake look like it's on fire!

Love you Terra!

Flower cake: Vanilla buttermilk cake with banana custard and cherry pie filling, covered in Seven-Minute Frosting (thanks Martha!)

1 comment:

  1. It was on fire b/c there were so many candles...I'm old! PS...the cake was delicious, but now I know why you used cherry instead of strawberry ;o) teehee. Love you back!