Anyway, this year my mum is having 2 birthdays, as it's a special round number. One would be in an awful lot of trouble if one revealed the exact number, so one is moving swiftly on.
We went away for the actual day, so I took a smaller cake with me to celebrate:
The flower on the top is based on a tree peony flower, one of my mum's favourites, and the bottom tier is a double barrelled affair so adds some extra height and drama. It looks bigger in the photos I think, but you can get a better idea of the size if I tell you that the top cake is a 4" and the bottom cakes are 5".
Today is her second birthday. We're having a party for her with a rather funky black and white theme. Although remind me next time my sister and I decide to host a party that getting caterers in is not a failure!
So anyway - this is the cake I've made for the party this afternoon.
As much as I really, really, really don't like working with black sugarpaste, I'm rather liking the effect of a black and white cake. I think I might be making more of these.
I got some lovely beads from Lindy's Cakes too. You can't see it very well in the photos, but the crystals I bought really catch the light beautifully.
Now, I must go, those chickens won't roast themselves and I must have a second go at the pavlova.
If I get some good shots today I might put some up of the party decorations.