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.
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!