Saturday, February 14, 2009

It's DONE at LAST!

This is my mom & dad's 50th Anniversary cake. It's finally done! Isn't it cute to have an anniversary on Valentine's Day? We are celebrating tomorrow because the restaurants are so crowded today.

My 12-year-old daughter Sarah picked the colors, but they are fitting because it's a Valentine's Day anniversary. And, I admit, I didn't have metallic gold food coloring. :)

See all the white conversation hearts in the pink flowers? Notice that they are turned so you can't read the printing? That's because out of 2 boxes of hearts, there were very few in white and most said things like, "Hot Mama." Well, maybe not that steamy, but you get the idea, not for your mom's 50th anniversary cake. :)

I worked on this thing ALL DAY off and on. I baked THREE cakes and made SIX pounds of icing! I loved it! :)

The bottom layer has a homemade apple filling. I can't wait to try it! I've never made a filling for a cake before. But, the leftovers in the pan sure were tasty! :)

I just hope mom and dad like it! It's very very VERY pink, after all. :) It's going to have to stay that way because I can't think of anything to make it more manly.


Daisy said...

Wow, what a beautiful cake! Looks and sounds delicious! That had to take a lot of time and effort. I hope your folks have a wonderful anniversary.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

What a beautiful cake! You did a wonderful job!

Chris said...

HI Daisy!
Thank you! :) They really liked it! No crumbs were left on plates and I took that as a compliment since we'd just all eaten until the bursting point at Red Lobster! YUM! :)

Hi Beth!
Thank you for the complement! :) That was nice of you! :) I love to decorate cakes.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

This is sooooo cool !!!
Well done :-)

Chris said...

Hi Speedy!

Thanks! :) I had fun doing it. It was nice to have the time to do it yesterday.

intrepidideas said...

Looks great! You're awesome. Have a great time and Congrats to them both.

Chris said...

HI intrepidideas! :)

We had SO much fun yesterday! It was just nice to have family together. It meant an awful lot to my mom, especially.

There is nothing nicer than starting out a Monday with someone saying you are awesome. That was very kind of you! Thank you! :)

Summer said...

Beautiful cake, Chris. Very well done!! Very well done! I bet everyone was pleased with the outcome.

Chris said...

HI Summer!

So glad to see you this am! :) I hope you are doing well after your spectacular spa day! :) Still relaxed? Pores still minimized? :)

Thanks for the compliment on the cake! I'm not very good at cake decorating, but a lot of love goes into it. :) Plates were all clean, so I'm taking that as a very good sign. :)