My good friend Josie knew that I recently completed a class in sugar flowers, and decided that her mother's birthday cake would be a good chance for me to practice what I learned. Josie's Mom loves flowers and even participates in some kind of horticultural society, so it was important to me to get this one right. She asked for a simple vanilla cake layered with chocolate mousse (I used rich dark Belgian chocolate) and decorated with orange lilies. I opted for the calla lilies, because honestly, they are super easy to make. I hand painted each one after they dried, and used a simple ribbon to accent the cake. I wanted to keep this simple and clean, to show off the pretty orange flowers.
I baked my first cookie at the age of 5, and have been in love ever since. The smiles on people's faces when they taste my creations is what keeps my passion alive!