This rather posh looking cake, was a request for a birthday cake, for someone who isn't big on many flavours of cake (apparently including chocolate??!! How can you not like chocolate cake? This baffles me). So... this cake started out life, as a plain and simple, vanilla victoria sponge cake.
I sandwhiched the two layers together with some posh raspberry jam, and some vanilla buttercream. Then I iced over the top with more vanilla buttercream. I used warmed knives (stood in a mug of boiled water and wiped dry on kitchen towel or a clean tea towel) to smooth out the icing, and get the edges lovely and straight.
After leaving for approximately 20 minutes to get the icing firmed up a bit, I then took some ready made chocolate roses, and stuck them on with blobs of vanilla buttercream. Then did the same to stick some strawberries in between. I added 5 extra roses around the plate for a little something extra.
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