Today is my mum's birthday and for the past few years for some reason or another she has missed out on a "nice" birthday cake from me, so this year I ensured that I made an effort for her. Now that I am only creating cakes for family I have a little more time on my hands, so decided to try a frilly cake.
The cake is a cherry ripe mudcake with dark chocolate ganache filling. It is covered in apricot fondant and finished with fondant frills and a pretty white flower.
There are a lot of frilly cakes appearing on the net at the moment. My frills are not quite as fine as I would have liked, but the cake still looks pretty.
We are celebrating this afternoon, with cake and cupcakes, and presents. We have created a photobook of all of the grandchildren for my mum, it is a surprise and she is going to love it. We all went to my brothers farm a few weeks ago and I took hundreds of photos, about 60 made the book! Can't wait to see her reaction when she opens it.
Happy birthday Mum :)
Enjoy your week.