Happy St Patricks Day everybody! This Sunday everyone will be out drinking Guiness and putting on their worst Irish accents "fiddily dee" "top of the morning to ya!"
I made this cake last year for my sister-in-law's mother's birthday (whew what a mouthful!) Her party was Irish themed and I had the job to make the cake.
The only problem was the party was in Wellington! Wellington is either a nine hour drive or a one hour flight away from Auckland (where I live) so getting the cake there was going to be interesting.
The shamrock was actually quite hard to make as I didn't have a cutter for it! Instead I used a heart cutter and cut along the edges (took a few goes to get it right).
As the cake need to be transported I didn't stick it together so you'll notice a big seam in the middle of the two tiers. Usually I put some royal icing or fondant around there.
I also made little fondant shamrocks on wires to stick out of the cake. Unfortunately I couldn't put them in for the photos so you'll just have to imagine it!
In the end the cake was given to some friends who were flying down. I had to securely put both tiers in containers with instructions and bits and pieces to put the cake together.
It's terrifying to make a cake but not be able to actually set it up yourself for the event!
Apparently my sheet of instructions worked well and the cake looked (and tasted) great. What a relief!
Tomorrow in preschool we are celebrating St Patricks Day, better get out my green clothes and start practising my Irish accent!
How are you spending St Patricks Day this weekend?