Special birthdays require special cakes and this one certainly was! This cake was for a huge party to celebrate my friend Raman's 70th birthday, and the cake was the brain child of his wife, another friend of mine. She approached me and asked how we could make a tree out of cake seeing as after my wedding, trees were my thing. (They were the theme, after all....) She said it came to her one afternoon when she imagined rolling hills and trees, all made out of cake. She wanted a combination of cake and cake pops so I came up with a design that brought the two together. I designed rolling hills, a river with a little bridge leading to a little path, a waterfall tumbling on the rocks, and a small forest of coniferous and deciduous trees. Upon delivery of this outdoorsy, and heavy cake, my friend was so pleased that I had somehow made her dreams into a sweet reality!
Mount Gateau, in full bloom.
I used these little chocolates that looks just like rocks. They worked perfectly with outdoors theme of this cake.
There was a little path, wrapping around the little pond.
This is the waterfall, tumbling and frothing on the rocks.
These are the trees...
The deciduous trees, as best you can represent them with chocolate.
These are coniferous trees (recognise them??)
The trees all together in the little forest I made with confectionary.
Before the party I couldn't "plant" the trees in the cake because I still had to transport it, however I did want to see what they final product would look like all put together...
...so thankfully, the birthday boy's daughter took brilliant photos of the party, including this one!
I got an email from my friend with a photo showing how little of the cake was left... I was most impressed!
"A great hit Sarah. Thanks again"