Earlier this year, my friend’s mom turned 50.
She asked for an over the hill cake, but elegant not grotesque.
Instead of making a big tombstone cake (an over the hill classic), I decided to do something over the hill inspired.
The best way, I decided, was to make a simple white cake with lots of black filigree and a touch a black lace. I also added a pop of purple (my camera hates purple and always make it look blue – ugh), to add just a bit more elegance to the cake.
Over the Hill? Nope, Fifty & Fabulous!
The cake (again) is my favorite Rich Chocolate Cake frosted in Basic Buttercream and topped with MM Fondant. The filigree is hand piped black royal icing. I used this tutorial for the lace flowers, and this one for the purple fondant flower.