Last weekend it was my Nans 90th Birthday and we had huge family party to celebrate. I had the real pleasure of creating the cake especially for my Nan. She had asked for a fruit cake with a candle she could blow out. The cake I created was in a dusky pink and purple theme with added hints of gold…

The colours I used gave a real vintage feel to the cake, and I loved combining the dusky pink with the gold. The cake itself was a 10 inch fruit cake covered firstly in marzipan and then in white icing / fondant. The roses, hydrangeas and butterflies were all hand made out of gumpaste.

One of my favourite things about this cake was the candles. I had been looking for some nice large ’90’ candles which would really compliment the cakes. I was so happy when these arrived. I brought them from Janina hand made candles and they really were fantastic. They were completely covered in gold glitter and looked lovely poking out from behind the flowers. Because of the gold the candles brought to the cake I added the gold ribbon and also painted one of the butterlfies gold to tie it all together.

I was so happy with how the cake turned out and we had a lovely time celebrating with my Nan on her birthday.

If you would like to see how I made my roses and hydrangeas please check out my Youtube videos by clicking the link below:
Gumpaste Rose tutorial
Gumpaste Hydrangea flower tutorial