So as you know, My cake for the January Clandestine Cake Club meeting was a Blue Velvet cake.
I was quite worried, given the disastrous attempt at blue velvet cupcakes, about how this cake would turn out. But it turned out to be very fun to make (although not quite as fun to clean up the kitchen afterwards)
|Mixing the blue and violet colouring with the cocoa|
|the mixture in the tins waiting to go in the oven... The colour is really quite disconcerting.|
|I cut each cake into half to make 4 layers|
|And some little sugarpaste robins to decorate the top of the cake.|
|And a piped quotation from the film...|
In case you haven't seen Blue Velvet, and you're wondering "why robins after Christmas?" it's because of a famous key moment in the film, where Laura Dern says to Kyle Machlan
I had a dream. In fact, it was on the night I met you. In the dream, there was our world, and the world was dark because there weren't any robins and the robins represented love. And for the longest time, there was this darkness. And all of a sudden, thousands of robins were set free and they flew down and brought this blinding light of love. And it seemed that love would make any difference, and it did. So, I guess it means that there is trouble until the robins come
At the end of the film, of course the robins do appear.
Moe cake clubs pics to follow...