.....when I realised that I don't think I've ever actually shared my most impressive culinary feat of 2015.
My daughter's wedding cake. I offered to make it for her in a moment of madness and rather worryingly she seemed to be delighted. So that was it, I was stuck with making a whole wedding cake for a real wedding. With a real bride and groom and real guests. Who were going to see it. And even worse, going to eat it. Actually not sure which was the most daunting prospect; the eating or the looking at and judging!
So, I took a deep breath and got on with it. I'd had an idea of what I thought it should look like right from the start, and luckily that seemed to coincide roughly with what Francesca wanted, so we were off to a good start!
I had bought a book on icing cakes and discovered there's a whole lot more to it than just piling them up and spreading the icing on. You have to push poles through to stop the cakes sinking into each other, and all sorts of complicated things. E-bay came in very handy at this time!
Anyway, to cut a long story short (bit late for that I hear you say), I managed it, and was actually rather pleased with the finished result. As were the bride and groom. Phew! :-D So here it is.