It was my FIL's birthday and he wasn't really interested in acknowledging it, but the women in his life wouldn't allow that! So my MIL gave him a little family soiree and I got to bake the cake! I made a few cupcakes to go along with for those non-cake eaters. (Poor souls) It was a Hawaiian theme which gave me a chance to try out some gumpaste. I made some hibiscus and plumeria but finally decided on the lacy petals of the hibiscus in the end. Be kind, it was my first attempt. ;) The inside was a vanilla cake with lemon cream filling which was perfect and refreshing for the hot weather we were experiencing that week here in SoCal.
|Painting my hibiscus|
|Hibiscus flower drying|
|Decisions, decisions. Hibiscus or plumeria?|
|Matching cupcakes with fondant toppers. These are vanilla cake with lemon cream filling as well.|
|Top view: two large flowers and one small|
|The final product|