So, a few months ago, my Grandma celebrated her 100th birthday. 100 years, it's quite the accomplishment. Especially since Grandma still continues to live independently in her own home by herself and keeps very active.
So, as her birthday was coming closer, my sister Fern and I decided that we'd like to make a cake for her birthday party. We wanted something fairly big with a unique design that tells the story of her life. We brain-stormed and came up with a few ideas. In the end, we decided to do a 4-tiered cake with edible images and hand-painted accents.
Fern and I split the work between the two of us. I was very thankful that I have a sister that makes cakes like I do and I didn't have to do a project like this on my own. It would have taken forever! The cake consisted of three different flavours. One tier was chocolate, one tier was berry and two tiers were vanilla.
Anyways, I am so happy with the way it turned out! Hope you enjoy the pictures.
|The finished cake|
|Fondant figure that I made. I must admit that I found it tricky to make someone so old.|
|Edible images printed on rice paper, fondant frames, hand-painted wheat|
|The cake at the birthday party|
|Fern and I. We make a good team.|
|Grandma with her birthday cake|
|Fern, Grandma and I|
|All 4 of my kids with Grandma. What a great day to celebrate!|
|One of my favorite pictures. Matthew giving his Great Grandma a kiss on the cheek.|
Happy Birthday Grandma! Looking forward to your 101th birthday!!