My wonderful friend Erin's mom was retiring from her role that she's had for 35 years. Erin wanted to celebrate this wonderful occasion with a cake and asked me to make one for her.
The flavor of the cake changed a few times before she settled on red velvet. Seriously...it's SO good! The cream cheese frosting is the creamiest, melt-in-your-mouth sort of frosting. I was really excited to bake this for her.
Then Erin said that she just wanted "Happy Retirement" or something written on it. But after talking with her mom, she discovered that her mom wanted a Betty Boop cake. This was a shock to Erin, as her mom has never mentioned Betty Boop...ever. But nevertheless, that was what she wanted. We've all had a pretty good laugh about this; Erin's mom, Sheila, is a real hoot!
So, here's the cake I made to celebrate her retirement.
This is a red velvet cake with the creamiest cream cheese frosting. Betty Boop and the border are made from chocolate cream cheese frosting, and the lettering is a gum paste/fondant mix.
And here's Sheila with her cake. (LOVE the glasses!!!)