Well, because it's summertime, there's not a whole lot of baking going on around here right now. I can feel it coming on, though, so I'll have new stuff soon. In the meantime, enjoy the birthday cake I made for my mom a few years ago.
I don't often make a dedicated cake for my mom. She and my brother practically share a birthday (they're six days apart), so usually it's a combined cake. But this was a milestone, so she got her own cake!
Vanilla-almond cake with vanilla buttercream and fondant decorations (except for the buttercream roses). Mom was an avid cross-stitcher back in the day, so this was appropriate, I think!
I was pretty pleased with how the embroidery hoop turned out.
I found out later there are molds for the scissors and impression mats for the cross-stitch fabric. Both things would have been nice to know at the time, but it all worked out.
That's all for today.