I continue to be a bad blogger and an even lazier cook! I just can't get myself motivated. BUT I did take the time to make my mum a special cake for her 70th birthday.
Believe it or not I had to come up with a cake that was super quick and stress-free to assemble. As her birthday was on 27th December I would have to put it together so it would look good enough to serve at her surprise birthday party. This assembly would have to take place on Boxing Day as well as cooking a full Christmas Dinner.
I baked five chocolate sponges a couple of weeks before and stashed in the freezer. I bought some ready made fondant icing, coloured it and and formed simple roses and flower stalks which I stored in airtight containers (R helped with this). I bought a couple of packets of Betty Crocker frosting in case of an icing emergency.
Boxing Day and an emergency did happen as, with all that organisation, I forgot to buy any butter and so could not make the butter cream to cement the cake together!! Out came the Betty Crocker and the cake was assembled. I wrapped the cake in tissue paper to resemble that 'Florist's gift wrapped' look and tied with a huge ribbon.
Mum loved it.