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60th Wedding Anniversary Cake

My brother's business partner, Sherry-Lee asked me to make a cake for her in-laws' 60th wedding anniversary celebration.  She asked for a smaller cake in chocolate with a couple dozen mini cupcakes in vanilla and chocolate.  After that it was pretty much up to me.  I love getting full reign over the decorating.  I was able to bake the cake and cupcakes before heading off to Logan's birthday party last Saturday.  When we came home from the party I had to take a nap to recover from being up so late baking at Lindsay's.

After my nap, I felt so much better and was ready to decorate the cake.  Mr. T and Miss E went to bed and I sat beside the open balcony door desperately trying to catch a breeze in the heat while I decorated the cake. Despite the heat it was actually very relaxing.  I had Golden Girls playing in the background.  Good times! :)

The cake was iced in a pale green then covered in flowers and leaves cut out of white fondant.  Then I joined them all with some royal icing to make it look like lace.  On each flower, I added a coloured dragee.


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