I decided to keep the food simple and made a lasagne with a simple green salad. My Dad made focaccia with olives and another with sun dried tomatoes. He is tricky like that.
For the birthday girl I decided to make a cake as a present. As you might remember my Mother hovers in the twilight world of dementia. I decided to hop in the trend bandwagon and make a gorgeous cake. Miss T helped me and used artistic license to ice it.
I used a simple butter cake recipe and made 3 batches but separated them into 4 cakes. The delicate pink graduated palette was separated by jam and cream, giving the cake a delicate strawberry flavour. The icing was made with butter and icing sugar and was kind of sickly sweet really. But, all in all it went down a treat. The cake was h-u-g-e! And even between 14 people there was still half left!
Any ideas on a different sort of icing?
ciao for now
just Martha xx
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