It's been quite awhile since I decorated anything. After the intense baking of the Christmas season, I needed a bit of a break. And so did my waistline. There's a bit of an ebb and flow to my weight. My winter clothes are all a size larger than my summer clothes. My body plans ahead for the cold of the winter months and begins adding insulation right around Halloween. Sort of like a grizzly bear. If only I could also hibernate.
I decided to jump back in and do some practicing over the recent holidays. For Easter, I made this cake for my side of the family. Chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and green tinted coconut for the grass. I decorated sugar cookies with a royal icing-type glaze to make the Easter eggs.
For Mother's Day, I copied a cake from I am Baker and made this rose cake. White cake with peach filling (made from some thickened peach butter). If you're a frosting person, this cake is for you. And if you're not a frosting person...well, just scrape it off and give to the child (of any age, young or old) next to you.