In February and March this year I did a 6 week course run by Cakes by Julie. During the course we learnt how to make flowers, cover cakes in fondant, work with chocolate and so on. We had the choice of covering a dummy cake or we could make our own fruit cake to cover. My mom’s birthday was coming up and, being a fan of fruit cake, I thought I would make a cake as a birthday gift for her. I had to get the cake on a plane to Joburg which was a bit hairy but the cake made it in one piece and turned out to be a great surprise! I hope you had a wonderful birthday Mom!