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Last October was a month of many retirements at work. Our company offered the “Golden Handshake” which is basically an attractive retirement package to anyone close to retirement, thinking about an upcoming retirement or anyone wanting to find employment elsewhere. This was offered to help the company’s budget in the upcoming year(s) and we had close to about 40 people who accepted the offer. I made this cake for two of my coworkers and then made 3 separate mini cakes for 3 other coworkers. We gifted them with vintage engraved forks I found on Etsy. I found inspiration for this cake on Pinterest. This cake was a chocolate cake with strawberry buttercream and fresh sliced strawberry filling and frosted with Frostin Pride. My handwriting on a cake is not so good and I never get it aligned right so my trick is to find a font I like, trace it with royal icing on waxed paper and transfer it to the cake (or on fondant plaques). The smaller cakes were 4” mini chocolate cakes with buttercream filling and frosting cake
Torta De Fresas
Torta de Fresas or Strawberry cake, a classic of my childhood. Every bakery in town will have these on the shelves. My hometown was one of the very few cities in Venezuela where you can find fresh strawberries, as we were located in the mountains, nearby a rural area were strawberries were produced. A luxury back those days. The layers are syrup soaked sponge cake with pastry cream and homemade strawberry jam. The frosting is torched Italian Meringue. Topped with fresh strawberries varnished with gelatin glaze. Today is Pentecost Sunday, we celebrate with red, nothing better than red strawberries from our garden.
Yellow Modern Cake
Modern cake composed of white chocolate and lemon Bavarian cream, with strawberry mousse and strawberry jelly on a sponge cake base, finished with yellow velvet spray
Andy's Drip Birthday Cake
Strawberry cake with cream cheese filling and frosting with red drip and fresh strawberries.
Heron Birthday Cake
I have always wanted to do a cake version of a heron painting I have in my bathroom. This tall cake is two layers of strawberry with cream cheese icing and two layers of vanilla with French vanilla buttercream. The Heron is painted on fondant. Sea grass is made of edible wafer paper. Shells are fondant.