I really enjoy baking but this time it felt extra special because I was chosen to make the birthday cake for one lovely lady's other half. Knowing that my homemade cakes make people smile is enough to keep me going when I'm nearly giving up after 2 hours of decorating. Anyway, she requested a Vanilla Madeira Cake with blue icing because her boyfriend's favourite colour is blue. It took me just under 3 hours to start and finish the cake, this is what happens when you're a bit of a perfectionist. I dropped it off at her house right on time and was pleased to receive a lovely message a few hours later stating that her other half loved the cake. If that doesn't make your heart melt, I don't know what will.
Decorating a cake can take a long time but I don't mind; presentation is everything. After stirring at a blank canvas for a while, I got creative and this was the outcome.
I'm going to be doing a lot more baking the next few months so watch this space.