This cake was for Louise’s friend who was leaving work and is due to have a baby boy in a few weeks. She loves blueberries so I used the blueberry recipe also featured last week with a cream cheese frosting. This sponge is very rich and can be eaten as a tea cake without icing if desired but in order to decorate and have for something special, icing is best.
I have been waiting for the chance and reason to try out this design and am really pleased with how it turned out.
I started the quilt from the top middle and worked my way outwards and down the sides. I had to do the ‘stitching’ on each piece I went along as the icing would go hard otherwise and possibly crack. I also love the colours I have used as usually I tend to go for lots of colours but tried to keep it pastel and muted for a nursery feel. The hand-painting was nice to just add a personal touch as the lady is American so the US flag fitted in well with a other little patterns I chose.