Another Mother's Day has come and gone. I always stress about what dessert I'm going to make for special occasions. This year was no different. I would go back and forth between different cake flavors, but then I saw it, the showstopper, the cream of the crop, the ONE. Joy the Baker to the rescue! This cake was just beautiful and looked impressive even though it was pretty easy to make. I rarely make a 3-layer cake and that's why I didn't factor in the height being too tall for my cake carrier. I was so excited about the presentation as I used roses my own mother grew in her garden. I was able to find another cake carrier that fit but the flower completely flattened and didn't look pretty at all. Oh well, I don't think anyone in my family really cares about presentation anyway as long as it tastes good.
And just because I want to, here's a pic of 12-year-old me and my mom in Washington D.C.
Please excuse the photo quality here. Family doesn't want to wait for a food blogger to take 50 pics before digging into the cake.
The recipe can be found here. I followed it exactly minus the rose water.