When I got the phone call from my second mom, Eileen, about making a couple of cakes for Elizabeth, I immediately jumped on board! It was not only my first opportunity to bake for their family, but for an engagement party! Elizabeth’s boyfriend was planning on proposing on St. Patrick’s Day, which is adorable because they are an Irish family. You know, tons of freckles, red hair, and all of them are simply gorgeous.
Dropping off the cakes and just being in the house were we had so many slumber parties, lazy summer days, spent hours watching mtv music video, and endless girl talk made me smile. I will always love that house, it’s another home for me. I walked inside the house and it was magic seeing everyone in the kitchen getting ready for the special day! Seeing Eileen cooking and preparing the food for the surprise engagement party was a memory I will never forget.
Eileen said that Elizabeth’s favorite color was yellow and her favorite flower is a sunflower. I made the red velvet cake be the main cake decorating it with simple fondant sunflowers. For the bright yellow more rustic looking cake I made fondant decorations with their initials and the date of the engagement. That cake was a chocolate buttermilk cake with peanut butter cream cheese frosting with a touch of salted caramel. Pure heaven if you ask me!
Here’s some photos of the ring, the cakes, and the sweethearts.