Frank & Sally, the lovely owners of the house where we're staying, often host lunches and tea parties for people in the area. Yesterday, a large group came to celebrate a 75th birthday party and Sally asked if I would like to make the cake. After 1/2 a second of contemplation, I decided that I would love to make the cake. I started brainstorming about possibilities and flavors and colors and wasn't quite sure what we'd go with. Then, on Sunday morning, it came to me.
A rose cake. Chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream.
This was the first rose cake that I've made, and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out! The table set for lunch and tea created a lovely backdrop for pictures.
Honestly, the hardest part was trying to keep Ella's fingers off of it! I started at the kitchen table and had to move to the counter. Then she wanted me to hold her, which wasn't going to happen. There are many things I can do while holding a wiggly two-year-old, but decorating this cake is not one of them. Sally helped keep her busy while I finished the cake and popped it in the fridge to keep until the party. I'll definitely be making this again in the future!