Christening cake with biscuit party favours.

christening party favours.

Christening biscuit with hand piped flowers.

It took a lot of time and a lot of flowers to decorate the edges of these biscuits; they are essentially mini reproductions of the Christening cake! The are bright and joyful, just right to celebrate a new small person! Cake and biscuits are vanilla and the decoration is all hand piped in royal icing.

 

Hand decorated buttercream christening cake.

Christening cake with flowers.

 

Christening cakes East Finchley.

Flowers!

 

Christening cake with Greek inscription.

Greek christening cake

Greek Christening cake with Spring blossoms.

This cake was huge. A double height 10″ round Christening cake for a Greek Christening. Four layers of vanilla Victoria sponge with raspberry jam and vanilla Italian meringue buttercream. The inscription (which I practiced innumerable times on paper and with royal icing – amazing how different it is to pipe attractively in a different alphabet!) translates to something along the lines of:  May all your life be an endless Spring, our sweetheart. I used Spring blossoms as the inspiration for the decoration to reflect the words of the inscription.

My local Grocers (Tony’s in East Finchley who are wonderful!) said that the English translation doesn’t begin to express the beauty of the words in Greek!

Victoria sponge and buttercream Christening cake

Detail of Spring flowers to compliment the sweet inscription!