It's been a busy year and I haven't had the chance to bake many cakes. I'm very rusty!
Happily it was my friend Anna's birthday this week so I was able to dig out all my cake decorating equipment and bake a cake. It was to be a big birthday barbecue so I needed to bake a large cake but unfortunately only had 6" cake boards available. Not a problem though - since we couldn't go wider - we went taller!
This was my first two tier cake and I must confess I didn't do it properly with dowel rods but it was sufficiently sturdy for a barbecue.
I made four petal flowers from royal icing using the directions in Peggy's book. It's been a couple of years since I last made flowers so I found it quite tricky. For some reason I find four larger petals a lot harder than five smaller ones.