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Cake of the Week: Pretty in Pink – a Christening cake for Iris

January 27, 2013

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Last week was a particularly busy one, and made all the more challenging thanks to the snow that arrived on Friday!   I’ll be honest, there was a moment or two that day as I was decorating the two cakes due for delivery on Saturday when I wondered if it would all be for nowt!?  Would we be able to get the cakes to their owners – or would we be eating cake all week here at home?!

Butser in snow

Thankfully, one cake was for little Iris, due to be christened on Sunday near Petersfield.  Her daddy, Chris, saw my post on Facebook (stressing about driving in the snow) and immediately put my mind at rest by volunteering to come and collect it! What a hero, but it turns out Chris is a bit of an adrenaline junkie and relished the opportunity to take on the snowy roads in his 4WD Audi!

In fact on Friday afternoon he spent the afternoon snow boarding at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park (see a picture of “Butser” here).

So on Saturday afternoon Iris’ mummy and daddy arrived to collect this 3-tier Christening Cake – decorated in shades of pink for their daughter’s big day.

Christening cake

Each tier was a different flavour – the bottom in chocolate, the middle was carrot and the top lemon cake.    Whilst her parents were delighted with the cake, what of Iris?  Well, the 10 month old party girl was fast asleep in the car and oblivious to it all… even the journey home (and all arrived safely).

The design I created was especially for Iris to her mummy’s specification… “pink, feminine and delicate”… and featured patchwork style, sugarpaste buttons and a fabric-style pink rose.   This cake has become a personal favourite of mine; what do you think? It could easily be adapted for a baby boy don’t you think?

Denise x

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