A pale pink, nice and subtle is what I had hoped for, nope, I poured a bit too much food colouring into this icing....
A beautifully, feather light chocolate sponge, made by me. I am so pleased with how the actual cake turned out - it was perfect and I quite surprised myself with that one!
Decorated with wafer flowers and Persian fairy floss, my niece's eyes lit up when I showed it to her.
Gathered around the outside table, we managed to shield the cake enough to stop the wind from blowing out the candles and sing happy birthday. There was very little cake left afterwards - it was delicious.