Grandma flew all the way from Rushville Illinois to spend her 89th birthday with us! She even brought my aunts to join in the fun. I wish I had a picture of all these great ladies together but alas, I'm terrible about taking pictures at events.
Mom decided to invite family members from all around for a little shindig in Grandma's honor and asked that I make the cake. What an honor! Now the story goes that Grandma makes an awesome Red Velvet Cake and not that I intend to match it, I know it's her favorite and the only cake that would do.
Of course, Red Velvet Cake must be topped with cream cheese frosting and I wanted to make it pretty so I make a few gum paste "tulips." Ok, so they were suppose to be tulips but didn't really come out right. Still, I think they're very pretty flowers.
Grandma gave me a thumbs up! Koodos to my nephew for being adventurous and eating one of the leafs. He said it tasted like chocolate. Hmm...I don't know about that but I have never tried one so I really can't say the little guy is wrong, I just have a hunch.
I'm so grateful for any time I get to spend with my Grandma. She really is a great lady. If you ever find yourself in Rushville, I suggest you stop in for a chat.
Grandma's cake: Red Velvet Cake with cream cheese frosting and gum paste flowers.