We successfully completed our juice fast! Well, me more than hubby. He may have dropped out a day or so early. But it was still a big accomplishment!
And what better way to celebrate the end of a juice fast than with making giant birthday cake that you can't eat because you're trying to stay healthy!?
My dad turned 65, so Grandma threw him a party! I brought the cake. And a lemon meringue pie. The cake was served at the party. The pie was not.
Dad's favorite is chocolate cake, so I made a giant chocolate cake. Only, because it's me, I had to do a little something extra. So the bottom tier wasn't chocolate at all.
It was a flag cake! Sorry for the hacked up picture. The slices themselves were perfectly flaggy. But I didn't get any pictures of those. Of course.
For the flag cake I used this recipe from Sweetapolita. I actually make the cake recipe four times. Each recipe filled a 10-inch cake tin about perfectly, and there were four 10-inch cakes. (The other two tiers were my favorite chocolate cake.) I built the flag cake using this tutorial from Glorious Treats. It was a little touch-and-go there for a while, but we pulled through!
Well, that's all for now.