Myself, Mr Lemon Drizzle and the kidlets have just returned home after spending a very enjoyable weekend in Belfast with my extended family.
In January my cousin got married in Goa. I would have loved to have been there but circumstances meant that it wasn't possible.
Lucky for us though the newly weds held a party on Saturday for all those who didn't make it to India (and a lot of those who did!)
I had made cookies for the actual wedding (see above) but also made a cake for the Irish party.
I decided that taking three tiers of cake, luggage and two small children on an Easy Jet flight would be impossible, so with much trepidation, I posted it!
Needless to say things did not go as smoothly as they could have, thanks to Parcel Forces 48 hour guaranteed delivery service not actually being guaranteed! Disaster was averted though when another cousin took control of the phone, and demanded (very politely) the delivery of the cake (she had to go to the depot in the end, but we got it.)
The bottom layer was fruit and was in perfect condition. Unfortunately the top two cakes (chocolate mud) did not fare so well. I managed to keep most of the damage at the back and had (with foresight into potential disasters) made paisley shapes to stick onto the design which also covered the dents.
The fondant topper was copied freehand from an original watercolour by my Aunt, which was used on the party invitations.
Check out her website for some gorgeous painting!
From the front the cake looked perfect, which was really all that mattered!
We had a fabulous time, and, to be honest, I'm still recovering!