My Grandma is a talented lady.
Amongst other grandma-y things, one of her biggest talents is cakes. And I don’t just mean the actual cake – though she’s pretty damn good at that too – I mean the decorating of the cake. She’s been making wedding cakes, birthday cakes, christening cakes and any other cake you can think of for as long as I can remember.
I’ve always wanted to be able to help decorate her cakes, especially as my brother’s wedding is coming up and I’d love to help her out on his cake. She came down to visit us the other day and I asked her to teach me how to make the tiny icing flowers and leaves that are her speciality.
I thought it was going to be pretty basic until she wacked this great thing down on the table:
Let me tell you, it’s not easy. It took us all day to make three roses, but to be honest, that was mainly because we spent a lot of time gossiping and drinking tea. Still, that’s what Grandma’s are for.