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My Celebration Cake for Mom's 80th Birthday

For Mom's 80th Birthday, I created this large 11 x 15 inch two-layer lemon-scented butter cake, filled and frosted in Italian limoncello flavoured buttercream, topped with a layer of almond paste, then covered in limoncello flavoured fondant, to give a mirror-like finish.

 

Unfortunately, I ran out of time to make more buttercream (takes quite a while to make) and had to make due with what I had left to decorate the cake. Then a little hole appeared in my small piping bag and my writing ended up a little wonky, but with the fresh roses, everyone thought it was quite pretty nonetheless! I must say that the flavour, delicate and not too sweet except for thin layer of fondant & almond paste, was the perfect pairing for the sparkling Rosé we served with it ♥

 

PS: I took all these photos very quickly, handheld, and with very little sleep, which is the reason they're not as sharp as I would have liked!

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Taken on August 5, 2012