So a couple of weeks ago I got a call from my brother’s friend who was throwing a surprise birthday party for her boyfriend. She knew I made cakes (as I made one for my brother for a party she was at) and so she wanted to know if I could do one for her boyfriend’s party.
“It depends what it is,” I say nervously.
“We’re throwing him a surprise skiing party so a ski themed cake would be good!”
Here’s the cake…
It’s three vanilla madeira sponges reconstructed into a mountain with vanilla buttercream and raspberry jam. The trees are piped out of green buttercream and the skiers – well, I couldn’t pipe them! You’ll notice the runs are all black runs…
It took quite a long time to make and I eventually finished at 3am (although I wasn’t working the entire time as I needed time for the cake to cool off).
The pictures aren’t great as I only ever use my iPhone but you should be able to see in some of them that there are sprinkles of ice. And before they took it, there was some extra snow added to the trees!
As ever, everything is made out of buttercream as I don’t really do fondant. It got picked up yesterday afternoon and I haven’t heard anything back so I’m hoping it went down okay!
(Edited to add: I heard back! Thanks for all the words of encouragement you sent in the meantime whilst I was going a bit paranoid about it!)
“Hey!!! The cake was amazing. Thankyou so much!!! Everyone loved it and it was so perfect for the theme! Definitely post some pictures [on my bakery page]. I know a few people were taking pictures so i will forward any good ones. Thank you again!”
– Sounds like a satisfied customer. Phew! ☺️