Special 40th Birthday Cake

There rarely comes along a successful surprise birthday party.... much less one involving over a handfull of people and for someone's 40th Birthday!! I had the pleasure of making this cake per the request of a wonderful husband, Frank, for his lovely wife, Diane. He planned her a wonderful surprise party at Harry's Seafood, Bar & Grill in beautiful, downtown Gainesville. It took everything I had to remember on a daily basis not to post anything on-line about this cake, and am glad everyone was able to keep it a surprise for her! I'll share some of the photographs when they are shared by Frank & Diane, but until then all I have is a few of the cake, pre-party and delivery.

Diane's 40th Birthday Cake

Although it took a little work to discuss details about this cake, I finally learned that lavender is Diane's favorite color and that she loves daisies!! I wanted to keep it clean and simple (especially since the last cake I did for this bunch was full of surprises and details)! The top layer is a chocolate fudge cake with chocolate ganache and the bottom layer is plain jane vanilla with almond buttercream.

It was pleasant to finally get my hands on decorating a cake again. Before this cake it has been a loooong month since my last one! No complaints though since things have been busy with school, but its nice to have several more coming up soon!

Anyways, Happy Birthday Mrs. Diane and congrats are in order for Mr. Frank in pulling this party off!! I hear the look on her face was priceless!!


Jess said...

So pretty and so professional are truly talented, woman!

Katerina said...

Very impressive cake. I would think it is a work of a professional.

Simply Life said...

oh my gosh, that cake is amazing!

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You did a beautiful job on the cake looks really great. Can't wait to see more pictures and here the birthday girl's comments on the surprise.

Amber said...

thanks everyone!! =) She loved the cake. She's already given her compliments to me on Facebook, not sure if she's read this post or not!

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