Today is Amy's birthday. Amy is in my team at work, but as she only works two days a week (so that she can look after her lovely daughter), I brought in her birthday cake yesterday.
This cake is a white cake with raspberries through it. The recipe is from Rosie Bakes a Peace of Cake for her Shimmering Pink Cake. However, I decorated it using plain glace icing (effectively icing sugar and water), and stuck on some pre-made chocolate shapes that I had piped, and filled them in with jelly for a "stained glass" effect (the colours from which unfortunately leached just a bit into the surrounding glace icing). I also put a few drops of rosewater essence into the icing, which gave it a lovely musk flavour.
I didn't dye my cake pink - I thought that the raspberries made it pink enough.
Everyone liked this cake, and I was especially glad that the birthday girl herself approved.
Happy birthday Amy!