You may remember my Spongebob post where I created a cake (mostly from the cupboards) for the organisation Free Cakes for Kids Oxford . On Tuesday afternoon the group recieved an email after the coordinator had been contacted asking if there was any chance that a cake could be made for a little girl turning one on Friday. I knew that I had cake-making-things in the cupboards at home and offered to make one. Here is the result!
It's a 3 egg madeira, which I split and filled with raspberry jam, and then crumb coated with buttercream before covering it in rolled fondant. I then coloured some of the remaining fondant pink and made the balloons and stars.
I met the little girl and her Mum (and one of her five brothers) on Wednesday lunchtime and her Mum was so pleased that she gave me a hug - it's a tough time for the family at the moment and I was nearly in tears that something which I had enjoyed doing so much could make a little bit of difference in their lives.
Mavis Gallant’s “A Recollection” (1983)
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