I know you all must be thinking here she goes again……… I don’t want to go into too much explanation as to why I did this but the Title says it all I think….A 40th birthday cake for a musically inclined close friend of ours requested by his dear wife. A Indian Classical Music Stage setting with few of the classical instruments. The base or the stage is made of vegetarian chocolate cake and the accents (Vennai, Mirudangam, Thamboolam with flowers floating, Indian Cymbals and the Leaf ( with Happy Birthday written on it in Tamil) ), with fondant/ gumpaste. I didn’t have enough time to experiment to see if I could make the Vennai (or Venna, a classical Indian musical string instrument ) all edible hence some parts of it like the strings etc is non edible.
As for my hands….I caused it, so have to go through with it. This time, it was especially taxing physically and time wise( I was asked last Monday and till Wednesday I was still thinking of what to make while baking the cake, only on Thursday started doing something and finished it 4am Saturday!). At the end I was quite satisfied with what I was able to make and very happy that they loved it ……I know I am playing around with my hands instead of looking after it and there has to be a stop somewhere…….. and hopefully it is from now on…… :-) but temptation keeps overtaking the pain :-(…
Thank you so much for looking and for all your lovely support dear lovely Cakey friends :-)
P.S. More pictures available on my blog and facebook page for those who are interested