I've been friends with J for a little over 5 years. We met via a mother's group, the NCT, for whom I volunteered for 4 or so years. Her elder daughter is a few weeks younger than Mini-1, and her younger is a few months older than Mini-2 - perfect or what?! As you may remember, Mini-1 recently had her birthday, as did J's Mini-1. I couldn't make her birthday cake as she has serious food allergies and I haven't any experience of gluten/dairy/egg free baking (yet). But her other daughter... well, the request was blue cake with a pink, sparkly top and lots of roses.
Lucky I'd been practising with my new rose mould - and you thought it was all a coincidence, huh! So the cake baked up well, as it was a recipe I've used successfully before. After cooling and crumb-coating with icing flavoured and lightly-coloured with strawberry jelly crystals (a technique learnt from my new American cake friends on a Facebook advice group) I added on the heart and rose-shaped chocolates I'd made earlier in the week. Et voila!
And here we see Snow White and Jasmine, ready to join the party!