Today is my best friend’s birthday, and I decided to celebrate this joyous occasion by making a cake. Surprise, right?? Anyway, Elaine’s favorite flavor is green tea, so I went for a green tea cake with strawberries and vanilla italian buttercream.
After trimming and dividing the sheet.
A nice layer of buttercream
aaaand some strawberries.
Adding the second layer of cake.
Spackling on some icing with cake decorator extraordinaire, Senor Roberto, aka the hubby-to-be!
A bit o’ piping along the sides,
and some more help from Senor Roberto, making some chrysanthemums.
The finished cake! Woohoo!
All boxed up and ready to go! For the green tea cake, I went to GreenTeaParadise and used recipe #2, and for a tutorial on how to pipe chrysanthemums, you can go to the queen herself, Martha Stewart. Anyway, I hope you have an amazing birthday, Elaine, and may every year treat you better as they come!