Thursday, July 30, 2009

Reunion Cake

In 1998 six families (including my youngest daughter, son in law and myself) travelled to China to pick up their daughters. Since then all the families have a yearly reunion for the girls from Guixi . This weekend is my daughters turn to host the 2009 get together. Included in the festivities we have a dinner ending with a cake that all six girls pose with and then cut and serve.

My daughter, "Mum, I would like to have a different cake this year!!".

Me, "What are you thinking for the design?

Daughter, "I really don't know, just something different"

Me, "OK, let me see what I can come up with. Can I use the picture on your wall?" It is a picture of the Great Wall of China.

Now I have no idea how to decorate a cake, so to the library I go. Read, read and read some more. I buy fondant, food colouring, icing tips and bags, etc etc etc.

I have no cake pan big enough , so order an uniced cake from bake shop. Then I start, mix butter cream icing, roll fondant, cut fondant into "wall" shape, paint , add chocolae "rocks," add grass, etc. etc. etc.

I finished the cake tonight at 9:30p.m.

What do you think.?

Thanks for looking. Patricia


  1. I'd say you did pretty good for someone who had no idea about cake decorating. I'm sure everyone will love it. Karen

  2. I think it is fantastic! I can't even do that with (eraseable!) pencil and paper, and here you did it with FROSTING! How special!

  3. Amazing cake! I thought it was a wallhanging. I agree with Erin, I couldn't even draw anything that good much less make it in icing!

  4. OMG! That is fantastic, I think you have a great talent there. By the way, Happy International Friendship Day--a day late! Well, that's me for ya! But have a great day my friend, and keep on creating.

  5. Love it , what a talented lady you are .Enjoy the party I just know you will get lots of nice comments on that beautiful cake .( You deserve everyone .)

  6. Hi, I think your cake is brilliant, are you sure you have never done this before, I will be coming back to see what other things you can't do.

  7. What a lovely cake, for someone who has never done it before you made a darn good job of it.

    Thank you for your comments on my blog, I am just going to have a look through yours.


  8. only just seen this , amazing, sorry it,s a late comment-------cottonreel