Simple Birthday Cake

This cake was to celebrate two birthdays in our department last week. As one of the birthday girls, our secretary requested gingerbread cake as it is her favorite that I make. Due to a lifestyle change she hasn’t eaten sweets since about this time last year and was saving her first “cheat” to be for her birthday. She’s been talking about it for months so I decided to keep it about the cake (flavor) and not crazy design-wise or to use fondant. To decorate it I decided to go with wafer paper flowers and a bit of silver leaf. The flowers were made following a tutorial by Jessica Harris.

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