“The Dancer” has turned 21.
My Niece has been a dancer all of her young life. Although she is extremely bright she just didn’t enjoy high school. Thankfully, she was able to study music and dance at school and even though her other subjects suffered she excelled in music. We were all very proud when she won a place at Brent street, after school finished, and she came to live with me for a year. Tragically she injured her back and was unable to keep up with the gruelling pace at this commercial performing school. It has taken her a a little while to recover and find her way again.
She is now studying at Newcastle University. Bachelor of Music, in performance, majoring in voice. She is not only an accomplished dancer but has an amazing voice. She is still shy and unsure of herself, but she has blossomed into a beautiful intelligent woman who does not realize how talented she is.
I made her birthday cake and thought this cute dancing design suited her. Making a cake with a dancing theme was much easier than trying to do one on singing!! The idea is based on a pinterest image from bubolinkata The birthday girl’s favourite colour is Aqua…….quite a difficult colour…is it blue is it green?. I wandered around spotlight with three bolts of tuille trying to decide which one was Aqua. No body I asked (3 people)could agree, so I went with this shade
The cake is gluten free and is layered with buttercream. The sugar paste used is also gluten free. Look for it at www.cakedecoratingsolutions.com.au
- 550 gm castor sugar
- 3 whole orange zest zest only
- 350 gm gluten free flour I used 250 hazelnut flour and 100 gluten free flour
- 135 gm cocoa dark
- 2 teaspoons baking powder gluten free
- 1/2 teaspoon bi carbonate of soda
- 200 ml buttermilk
- 200 ml coffee cooled
- 200 ml milk
- 125 gm melted butter
- 200 gm butter unsalted
- 400 gm icing sugar sifted
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2.5 kg sugar paste fondant or roll out icing
Happy 21st Em……………