Here is a rather yummy-looking coffee and walnut cake I made for a friend’s 40th birthday last week. Her husband did not think she would want to be reminded of her 40th by having the number 40 plastered all over, so I decided to have a play around and make something different for a change!
These large daisies were cut out using a plunger cutter, then curled with a tool and set in a cup to dry. The centres are large balls of yellow icing dusted with ‘flower pollen’.
For a first attempt, I don’t think they are too bad!
I think I remember her saying she doesn’t like too much frosting, so I opted for an espresso-flavoured fondant icing on the top. Looks nice – I just hope it tasted nice too! I really fancied a slice of it myself, so I got my youngest son and husband to make me a coffee and walnut cake for Mother’s Day. Husband overdid the espresso in the icing though – it was enough to give you the jitters!