We celebrated my parents 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. We had an amazing party with sixty five of our dear family and friends gathered at my parents home to help them celebrate their momentous and loving occasion. It was a joyful evening full of reunions, stories, and overwhelming love and admiration for my parents. My parents wanted me to make their cake and my mom chose to have a lavender cake with lemon curd filling.
The cake was frosted with Italian meringue buttercream then covered in white fondant. I rolled some fondant out and used a fondant embosser to give it a lace-like pattern, then I used a holly shaped cookie cutter to cut out pieces of lace that were individually applied to the border of each tier. I rolled a thin sheet of fondant and folded it in pleats then draped it down the front of the cake. The funnest part came when I placed the flowers on the cake to make them look as if they were cascading down each level. I placed the finished cake on a tall round cake stand to give it some extra height and let it shine on it’s own stage.
I knew ahead of time that I would be spending a considerable amount of time decorating the cake and would not have as much time to make a dinner for a large party. To help with the party, the Ambrosia Catering company catered most of the dinner. I couldn’t have been more delighted with their service and relieved to have their help. My mom and I prepared appetizers and salads but we would never have had the time or energy to complete all the party preparations without the help of Ambrosia Catering.
The party was held outside in my parents park-like back yard. The wind picked up a few times and it rained for about 10 minutes which had us scurrying around for extra umbrella tents and drying off seats, but the mood remained jovial and festive. It was an incredible evening with some incredible people to help us celebrate.
Cascading Flowers Cake Design