For my Mum’s birthday this year we thought we would pay her a surprise visit. My Dad was in on the secret and had to manoeuvre her round to deciding that it would be better to go out for dinner instead of the lunch that she had planned, as it was the last day of the school term and we couldn’t get there in time for lunch.
So I thought it would be a good idea to take a cake. My Mum’s not really a “pink” person and her favourite colour is blue so I went with blue flowers. My Dad suggested a vanilla cake with jam and vanilla buttercream so that’s what I made. I covered it with white sugar paste and made blue sugar paste flowers. I wanted an asymmetrical look that gave the impression of scattered flowers. I had a jar of pink and white sugar balls and picked out the pearly white ones to put in the flower centres. I initially thought I would only put them in the larger flowers but on reflection put one in each flower.
My parents live on the Isle of Wight so we drove to Southsea to the hovercraft and my Dad came to pick us up. We purposefully arrived when my Mum would be out so that she really would have no idea we were there. My Dad had managed to keep the secret so well that he had even forgotten we had arranged I would bring a cake: my mum had already made herself one, a “bakewell” sponge (which is delicious and I hope to make one and post about it soon!). We selflessly ate a large portion of that while we were waiting for her return, just to avoid them having too much cake to eat when we had gone.
My nearly 8 year old was beside himself with excitement at this point at the lovely surprise(!) Nana would have and could hardly contain himself when she walked through the door. And she was most definitely surprised, and we hope pleasantly!
Categories: Baking, Birthday cakes, Cakes
I was delighted to see you all- made my day! Especially as I have got to an age where birthdays are best forgotten! The cake looked beautiful- seemed a shame to cut it, and tasted as good as it looked. Love
Beautiful cake! This is similar to what I’m planning for my daughter’s cake. I hope I can make it look as nice.
I’m sure it will be better!
It’s touch and go with me and decorating. 🙂
Really lovely! I bet she adored it!
Lovely story, beautiful cake and happy Mom! You are very talented! 😀 Fae.
I would like to nominate you for a blog award – I think your posts are fab and I love seeing what you have been making – your cake looks amazing. I have recently been lucky to recieved 2 to pass on, The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award and Liebster – so please feel free to pick which ever one you would like. Happy New Year and Happy posting!
Thank you so much! Apologies for taking so long to reply, have been neglecting my blog over the holidays. Happy New Year!
Very pretty cake! Your mom must have loved the surprise!