My darling friend LL, who quite frankly should know better regarding timing ( 😉 ), made a last minute request for cakes for her sister’s 30th birthday.
With insufficient time to create the desired vodka bottle cake (damn! I’d have loved to do it), the spec then became very loose: a small cutting cake, with 30 cupcakes, the design somehow involving Absolut vodka.
I have no wish to cast aspersions here, but if at age 30 the ONLY thing people thought of in relation to you was Absolut vodka, would you not have a quick assessment of your lifestyle?! 😀
The lack of time also explains why there are real miniature bottles of vodka on top of the cutting cake, rather than gumpaste ones.
6″ dense, moist, chocolate fudge cake, filled and frosted with chocolate Italian meringue buttercream, covered with fondant, decorated with hand crafted fondant roses and real (miniature!) bottles of Absolut vodka.
Cupcakes in two flavours: vanilla confetti with strawberry Italian meringue buttercream (silver cases) and chocolate sponge topped with white chocolate Italian meringue buttercream (black & white cases).
I think with under a week’s notice, this cake design worked out rather well 🙂