Hi all, sorry it's been while... This cake was for a lady who is going to celebrate her 90th birthday on Sunday! Her granddaugther, Lucy, contacted me to make the birthday cake. The brief was fruit cake, royal icing and a simple design.
Lucy sent through the birthday party invitation and we decided to incorporate the purple-y colour and the list of relationships (I guess by the time you reach 90 you're related to lots of people!)
And we agreed on this design:
And this is the final cake (I was actually quite pleased with how the royal icing turned out. I don't make many royal iced cakes so I've had less practice and Lucy wanted to collect the cake a day early due to the adverse weather conditions in the UK at the moment so I couldn't do as many coats as I would have liked but I think it still looked okay!)
I am in love with the peony! I have wanted to make a peony for ages but have never had the time so I was thrilled to make one today! I used The Cakerator's Peony tutorial (which is fantastic - thank you!) and I think it worked really well...I feel there will be more peonies to come!