Thursday, April 1, 2010

Lauren's Birthday

I happened to have off today and wanted to work on some of my piping skills. It also happened to be my friend Lauren's birthday so it was a perfect excuse to make a cake :)

I really love the royal icing piped lace look - it's a white cake with black "lace"- that I have been seeing a lot on Cake Central. I decided to do my own interpretation of it. 1) I didn't want to do the exact same thing and 2) My piping skills are NOT up to par ...haha. The cake was a tall 6inch round cake with 3 layers. Almond cake with layers of amaretto buttercream and amaretto chocolate gananche. I also made homemade marshmallow fondant to cover the cake as well. I also added the gum paste flower on the side. Overall I'm happy with it, but I want to work with royal icing a lot more. You can do some really beautiful things with it :)

Happy Birthday Lauren!!


  1. What a cute cake, I like the way you decorated it.

    I love armaretto too, you made my mouth water, yum yum :p

    P.S.. If you mix cherry brandy with armaretto and coke you get dr. pepper! *drools*

  2. thanks girl! and i love your drink recipe... i will definitly try it! :-D