When i saw that Southend's best diner had closed due to floor leaks i was gutted, but jumped at the chance of offering them a re-opening cake!
With their baby blue and pink colour theme, and traditional american milkshakes and icecream desserts, i knew i could have alot of fun with this cake.. and i really did! It was my first time doing a two tier cake, and i did struggle a little, but now i know how to do it and what to expect for next time.
The top tier was lemon rind cake, with vanilla buttercream. There is such a HUGE difference in using fresh fruit instead of flavourings, i've definately been converted down the natural route now! The bottom tier was a rich chocolate cake with plenty of dulce de leche filling!
Tony and Jo, the owners, were so welcoming and really loved the cake, which was a huge relief. It was raining when i delivered it, so my partner was frantically looking for a brolly, but not alot of damage was done to it thank God! I think they loved the 'No Wet Floor' sign the most, which was a nice little touch to add!
They offered us a free milkshake (i ordered bubblegum ofcourse!) and a free meal each, which was absolutely gorgeous, and it was so lovely in there that i just can't wait to go again.
But enough of talking, bring on the photos!