Friday, September 14, 2012
No recipe today. Just a quick post to show off the biggest cake I ever made. A double layer sheet cake. One of my husband's colleagues was retiring after 25 years of service to the United Nations and I volunteered to make the cake for her retirement party.
I made one layer chocolate cake, one layer golden cake and used chocolate buttercream in between the layers. The cake was crumb coated with vanilla buttercream.
Homemade marshmallow fondant was colored UN Blue to cover the cake.
Wanting to personalize the cake in a special way, I created a unique seal for the retiree using her name in one corner, the french flag in another (she's French) added a stethoscope (she's a doctor) and a bottle of champagne in the forth panel.
Everything was enclosed by replicating the distinctive UN leaves pattern and topped off with Bonne Chance in fondant letters.
The cake was a big hit but the best part was the lovely thank you email I received from the recipient.