My Grandpa loves cooking. And he loves cake. And he loves purple. He is also a cake decorator himself.
So when it was his 80th coming up, and I offered to make him a special cake, he jumped at it. And when I was lost for ideas, this is what my Grandma suggested. I was really happy with the final result. Inside is 2 tiers of vanilla buttercake (his request – I offered him a fruit cake but he laughed and said “when I spend 3 months of the year making fruit cakes for all my friends, why would I want you to make me a fruit cake!” Good point). This was one of my first attempts at white choc ganashe, which I did to add a bit more flavour to the cake.
It was a lot of fun to play with and try new shapes.