Mums need birthday cakes too!

Here is the cake I made last weekend for Ajay's Mum. The cake was ordered as a surprise for an evening party.  It is an egg-less chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream.  It looks pretty small in the photo, the cake is actually 9 inches round and 4 inches high, so a bit bigger than your standard birthday cake. All the roses are hand piped using a 104 Wilton tip. The leaves are piped with a 67.

 Buttercream cakes require refrigeration until shortly before they are served. The cake then needs to be brought to room temperature before you eat it so that you can appreciate the full flavour and delicate texture of both the cake and icing.