It wasn't a super tall- nor an artistically sculptured masterpiece. It wasn't even something I'd never attempted before.
So what was this cake you ask??
It was a lovingly made- frantically put together (read a houseful of builders and a short bursts of opportunity to put it together) and finished with a few "love bumps" that I'd be sweating bullets over on a regular order. But it was done. It turned out pretty funky (if I do say so myself) and it was delivered all in one piece.
But why the stress you ask???
It was a surprise for a friend :)
"So?!?!!" I hear you say.
But this isn't any ordinary run of the mill friend. This cake was for one of my fabulous "cake" ladies. One of the most gorgeous people you could meet. Talented beyond belief- and I was in charge of making her cake 😝
Given I had full artistic license on this little gem- I colluded with my fellow cake bevy, got the thumbs up for my design concept (although they vetoed my idea of putting 40 candles around the base pfft! I mean everyone loves illumination don't they lol)
Subconsciously I knew I had no reason to stress. I know had the shoe been on the other foot I would be ecstatic with anyone making a cake for me- but truth be told I'm a worry wart when it comes to these situations.
What if she doesn't like it?
What if she had a grand idea of her own and I was treading on her toes?
What if....... She's allergic to coconut?!?!?
So maybe I'm a bit extreme when it comes to unnecessarily worrying 😜
Anyway- I'm sure you've already guessed- but she did love the cake! (Phew)
So after I made it to the venue- and handed over the cake in question- it was party time!!!
So this is my attempt at a cool "Rockabily" style cake. Cute and fun, zest lime and coconut inside (with white chocolate coconut ganache too!)
I truly hope that the divine Ms Amanda had a spectacular birthday!
Cheers for a fantastic year ahead xx