Early this summer, I made a Paris-themed cake for a really lovely person, on the occasion of her turning 50. Having been to Paris a number of times, and spending some time in France over the past 20 years, there is nothing I love more than a Paris theme!
The cookie topper is two sugar cookies, iced with royal icing and hand-painted with food colouring, then glued together with a bamboo skewer as the pick. I was nervous about delivering that, but Royal icing never disappoints in terms of being rock solid once dried!
I absolutely loved making this cake – it is by far one of my favourite cakes, but I should mention that the design is not original – I did copy it from another cake designer. Quel beau gateaux!