I made this birthday cake for my very good friend's mum's birthday, my lovely friend Lauren has always been so supportive of my bakery and I've known her since before I even baked, so even though big cakes aren't really my thing I had to say yes when she asked me to make this for her mum's 50th.
Lauren's only brief was to ice the cake in buttercream and use a pink and gold colour scheme, she insisted further instruction would stunt my creativity (that's art students for you, we went to uni together).
I have been so nervous about this cake! Oh my god ridiculously so, for some reason I find I get more worried about cakes for family and friends, which is ridiculous I know.
I love the roses especially the gold ones and I'm really fond this style of cake, I think it looks like it was made in an old fashioned American bakery. The cake is a two layer chocolate cake with white chocolate caramel vanilla bean buttercream.