Carol & her husband Gary are moving to their very own parish- St George's Anglican Church- a gorgeous parish in the heart of Monbulk!
St George's Anglican Church
After service this morning, everyone brought a plate to share and we enjoyed a lovely farewell lunch together. I brought a cake which I had been working on for the last 3 days, a three tier chocolate and red velvet cake.
I've never made a tiered cake before and I had to research how to put it together with dowel and thick cardboard so it wouldn't sink in the middle. Ive also never made edible flowers but after many tries I finally worked out a good technique using homemade marshmallow fondant (recipe to follow soon).. The whole cake was complete with vanilla butter frosting and a handmade bunting cake topper that said 'farewell'.
The whole cake used 7 packet cake mixes (yes I cheated!) and 3kg of icing!! It cost approx $65 in ingredients, and took me 22-24 hours to make, 10-12 of those hours was making the roses.
I'm hoping to make a 4 tier cake soon for my beautiful friend Sandy's 30th birthday later this month, it's all great practice for my own wedding cake, which I'm making later this year!