I'm a bit nervous in submitting a cake for review, but I would like to improve so here goes ...
I'm a hobbyist baker and I've been decorating cakes since August. This was a cake of firsts for me ... First multi-tier cake, first double barrel cake, and first ombré cake!
This cake was for my uncle's surprise 70th birthday party on Friday night. (For 100 people). It was my contribution to the party (everyone from our family pitched in to cook food or buy decorations). The colour theme of the party was black, white, and gold. The inspiration was my uncles favorite brand of whiskey. I photoshopped the label to include hugs name, "aged 70 years," and happy birthday. I had wanted to do a white or gold onlay or piping over the middle tier but I ran out if time (I had no idea what a time intensive undertaking a cake like this is!). I also wanted to put a white ribbon around the cake board, and skinny black ribbon around the base of the tiers, but somehow the ribbon that I bought went missing. Even though it's a ruffle cake, I didn't want it to be too ruffled as I thought that would look too feminine so I opted for straighter ruffles than are usually done.
Bottom tier: 10" double barrel, alternating layers of chocolate fudge cake & devils food cake, SMBC, milk chocolate Lindt ganache
Middle tier: 8", white chocolate mud cake, SMBC, milk chocolate Lindt ganache
Top tier: 6" double barrel, alternating layers of chocolate fudge cake & devils food cake, SMBC, milk chocolate Lindt ganache
Thanks for taking the time to look and I welcome feedback