Monday, August 13, 2012

Family Tree Cake

Do you ever find it hard to say no? I'm constantly being told by others that I make myself far too busy and need to start saying no more often. The hard part is WHO do you say no to?

A few weeks ago it was my last week of work and I had two cakes to do that week, one was ordered a long time before and the other was to take to work as I was leaving, I didn't plan it that way but it's just the way things turned out. Then my good friend asked if I could make her a cake for her dad's 60th birthday. Of course I wanted to make her a cake but I had that feeling I was supposed to say no, so what did I do? I said yes of course! Haha! She is like family to me so I wanted to make her this cake, no matter what. I decided to make it early on in the week so I could even out all the cakes to do during the week (that's the great thing about fondant covered cakes - they last!)

Family Tree Cake

We decided on a family themed cake and, as much as I tried to come up with something original and cool, I couldn't get this amazing cake out of my head that we found on Google, it was definitely my friends favourite. I can't take credit for the design at all because my cake is pretty much a copy of theirs...only theirs is much better! Check out Charmaine's Pastry Blog for the original cake.

My friend asked for it to be just four branches which was to represent the members in her family which I think is really sweet. I found out she actually added photos of each of the family to the cake on each branch, how thoughtful is that?! I bet her dad loved the cake! The cake was orange flavoured with orange buttercream and chocolate fondant.

Family Tree Cake

Family Tree Cake

Family Tree Cake

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