Archive | February 2012

Une Grande Madame – A three-tiered 70th birthday fondant cake

If you still have breath to blow out seven big candles on your birthday cake, you certainly deserve no less pomp than this cake. My mother-in-law celebrated her 70th birthday with us last week. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to prepare something grand, something that would touch her and make her smile in the midst of tears. Recently, the husband retold something wise his mother told him once: there are two things nobody can ever take away from you – whatever you eat and see. I was glad to have provided the object for the two experiences to occur. Continue reading