So every Easter our family celebrates the Holiday and the birthdays that come with it. But this year was a little more special as 2 of the birthdays were BIG ones. My MIL and GMIL were turning 60 and 80 respectively so I wanted to make the cake and I wanted it to represent them, the Holiday and this particular spring which has come weeks earlier than usual.
I started with a chocolate cake torted with super rich vegan (Shhh! Nobody noticed they were eating tofu) chocolate mousse from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World. Covered it in marshmallow fondant. Then I Stacked and painted the cakes. The sky was watered down food colouring and the grass was piping gel. Then I made up a batch of modelling chocolate for the tree and then added gum paste flowers I had made ahead of time. I piped on the names, numbers and Happy Birthday in melted chocolate. Lastly I added the bunnies which represent the lovely mothers and their children.
I was really happy with the outcome. I hadn't painted a cake in a while and it's one of my favourite techniques (when it works