Sunday was my parents' 40th wedding anniversary. My brother and I (along with our other halves) hosted an open house in their honour at their house. It was a fabulous day. Nearly 150 people came out! Thankfully the rain held out until the bitter end. By then most of the guests and the food were gone.
For the celebration I made a 6 inch "red" velvet cake for the happy couple. Didn't quite get red enough but it tasted pretty good. I had made a bow from gum paste but in the end with the combination of the humidity and bad "glue" it just didn't work out. Bows and I have a love hate relationship.
I did make gum paste for the first time only because the store was out of pre-made. It was surprisingly easy. I used the recipe on the Wilton Gum-Tex label.
For all the party guests I made 12 dozen cupcakes and 4 dozen mini-cupcakes. I made the same cupcakes that I did for the Cupcake Quartet as they were a hit for the last party. The mini-cupcakes were "red" velvet.