The Carleton let us bring in our own birthday cake, so I made Kavi a cake we both love: Sri Lankan butter cake, done ribbon style, with a mango-peach glaze, lemon curd, fresh strawberries, and passionfruit buttercream.
(This isn’t exactly the same, but very close, if you want to try making it yourself: https://serendibkitchen.com/…/sri-lankan-butter-cake…/)
The Carleton staff person was very complimentary — she said it was beautiful, and when I demurred, she said, “No, really! And we see a lot of cakes!” They ate some afterwards, and said it was delicious too.
I’m still not the neatest cake decorator, but fresh pansies from the garden cover a multitude of sins. Someday I will learn how to use an offset spatula properly (it probably would have helped if I hadn’t been too lazy to go down to the basement and dig up the cake turntable…)
I didn’t actually remember to take a photo of the finished cake! But here is a slice, at least.
That’s it for party pics for tonight, I think. I’ll get some Conservatory pics up tomorrow, although we also had a professional photographer there, so there’ll be another set of nicer pics in a few weeks.
So many pictures. My family is a little photo-happy.