I also wanted to decorate it to be elegant, but a little whimsical, so I created some adornments of white chocolate and a shiny "30" out of a mix of gumpaste and fondant. After the party, the client emailed me that the cake was "Deeelicious and a big hit"! Another happy customer...hooray!
As I was making this, I was so smitten with the flavor that I decided to make extra for my rock star mother in law, who is visiting this week. Her birthday is in a few days, and we are having a special dinner tomorrow night. I think this cake will do just the trick! The complete menu will include homemade chicken pot pies, spinach salad with mandarin oranges, slivered almonds and poppy seed dressing...and strawberry cake!
I have been very intrigued as of late with origami designs that I have seen on Pinterest and various other places, so I decided to play around a little and create a cake topper for her using origami. These flowers and butterfly are a cinch to make and I think they turned out really cute. Happy Birthday, Mom!