That is, until my mom came over yesterday morning and told me that she was planning a trip up north to see Grandma...at noon. What?! I have to make her cake! Shoot. I have another order due. But I HAVE to make Grandma's cake!
My mom headed off to work and I knew I had 4 hours to get this done so the cake would make the trip. Mission Impossible? Why yes...but Mission Accepted.
First things first...I had to work on the flowers. I made two chocolate cakes and placed them in the oven for Ali's birthday (see next post) and while they were baking, I made most of the flowers for Grandma's cake. My Grandma's favorite cake is Angel Food with 7-Minute frosting, and yes, I had to make them from scratch which meant another trip to the grocery store (I didn't have an extra 12 egg whites lying around...). After the grocery store, I picked up my eldest daughter from summer school and I returned home to bake. I had about 90 minutes left. The cake took 50 minutes. The frosting took 12 minutes. I totally made it work! My mom fortunately gave me an extra hour because she had to run errands, and I'm so happy she did. I think this is one of the happiest cakes I've ever seen!
Grandma, Happy Birthday to you! I hope you had a great party and I can't wait to see you in a few weeks!