But regardless of the uneventful Christmas break, (and January too!) today is my good friend Sharn's birthday and despite not having a chance to make her a cake this year. I thought I would post about the cake I had made her last year.
This cake is without a doubt my favourite cake I have ever made and features the best gum paste roses I've made to date. Despite the gum paste being white I thought it worked beautifully with the more ivory coloured buttercream fondant (by Duff!). It was inspired by a cake in Peggy Porschen's Simply Spectacular Cakes.
The cake was my favourite white cake recipe from the Joy of Cooking which is essentially the lady cake recipe with more egg-whites and vanilla extract instead of lemon and was layered with strawberry buttercream which can be made by just putting jam in any buttercream recipe.
I hope Sharn has an amazing birthday this year and I hope to make more beautiful cakes like this, this year.
Happy Groundhog Day Everyone!