In the past, I have been in charge of the cake. Not the baking part - I can make decent bread pudding and that's about it - but the decorating part. In the past we have had a tree cake, a monkey cake, and a cake with lambs on it. I don't really know what I'm doing when it comes to decorating these things - I just kind of approximate a lamb - but I enjoy it, and this year, since she has not specified (even if she has, this is what's going to happen), I get to do what I like.
A little while back, the extremely talented woman behind I Am Baker posted a design for a Rose Cake, and I fell in love.
Ursula wants the inside to be "regular chocolate," and that's fine with me, because I can't do normal layers, let alone vertical layers. But I think I can do flowers, so that's what's going to happen. Beautiful, right? I thought it was so sophisticated and sweet for a very special twelfth birthday for my darling girl.