Friday, March 11, 2011

Grannymom's Rose Cake

So, at Sam's birthday party (see the giant donut cake in the previous post), many people "Ooohed and Aaahed" about the cake.  So fun! So creative! So amazing! So yummy! So SAM!  My friend Sara approached me and asked if I could make a cake for her mother's 84th birthday the following weekend. She's one of those easygoing people who gave me complete artistic freedom.  No theme, no set color scheme. We talked and decided on the flavors - chocolate cake with buttercream icing. She was afraid her mother had never had fondant and wouldn't like it much.

So.  If you don't know me very well, you might not be aware that decision making is NOT my strong suit.  But, if I see the right idea, I will immediately know it's perfect.  It's like when we were shopping for seating for our home theater room. I searched high and low for just the right sectional - size, shape, color, fabric, cost. But something was always "off." Until December 23rd, when I was walking through Costco. I saw it like a light from heaven was shining down.  The perfect chocolate brown wedge sectional at just the right price. I called my husband over for a look, and the decision was made then and there, in less than 10 seconds. No regrets whatsoever. So happy, but I digress....

I searched all my usual places for Grannymom's cake ideas.  I looked on Cake Central, I flipped through several Wilton yearbooks.  Even thought of doing a cupcake pull-apart in the shape of the number "84." (Cheesy, I know, but I was running out of time!)  Then, out of the blue, a friend in Arizona sent me a link to a blog called "i am baker."  The post that she linked had the most stunning cake of solid roses.  Y'all... it was LOVE at first sight!  I knew this was the cake that I had to make for Grannymom.

And I hear that she loved it, which is all that matters to me.  

By the way... I think this cake design would be just LOVELY for a Mother's Day brunch, a Bridal Shower, or even a Wedding! Couldn't you just imagine tiers of this design all in white, or even different shades or colors? It would be stunning! Know anyone who's getting married soon?


Sara said...

I did this cake for a co-workers birthday recently. I have been asked to do it again for a baby shower. She wants a hot pink two tier. I am excited to do it. It is one of my favs!!/photo.php?fbid=189444954424845&set=a.147184455317562.23363.147182815317726&type=1&theater

Unknown said...

Beautiful cake. x

O'haras said...

This is lovely! My sister made the white version then lightly sprayed with pink SO gorgeous!
Thank you for posting it, Anne.