After four months of long winters in the hills, the bright sun and warmth in the air with flowers in full bloom, is more than welcome.
To celebrate the onset of summers coupled with my parents visit to my house after many years, I decided to make something special and synonymous with the Summers !!
I love trying out new flowers and finally sat down to make "The Majestic" Sunflowers ...
I used two cakes of completely different flavors for this arrangement!! The only similarity was that they were both eggless and had walnuts in them. The bottom tier is a Danish apple walnut cake and the top tier is a date walnut cake infused with plum jam.
I would love to share the "casualties" I met whilst making this cake...
I ran out of fondant for covering both the cakes and time demanded me to finish the cake ASAP.. So I tried a short cut by first placing the smaller cake on the bottom tier and then draping both of them with a single sheet of fondant. So far I have always covered both cakes individually with fondant and then made the tiers. It was slightly difficult doing "the short cut" way as the fondant tends to tear.
I covered them with the ivy leaves and thats where the scallops and the fondant ribbon lacing came in!!
The overall look was appealing and I loved the sunflowers :))
I would also like to inform you that I will not be able to blog or visit your wonderful spaces for two weeks... See ya soon :))