Okay, I have a confession to make. This post is going to be a cheat’s post! I wanted to post a recipe for you all last night and I’ve been trying to write it for a couple of days, but to be honest the fatigue part of Lupus has been kicking my butt this past week. I’ve done nothing but sleep and force myself through work, I haven’t baked for a week which is a long stretch of time for me! And I guess writing a post was just too energy draining for me.
But enough of my whining, I’m coming out of my hole to share this Iran flag vanilla cake with you all. And while I don’t have a recipe to go with it, I do hope that you appreciate it. I don’t make celebration cakes much anymore, but a friend asked me to make this for her friend’s birthday and I’m glad I did. It’s one of my favourite cakes that I’ve made – the overall result looks awesome and it’s really simple to achieve. She asked for a vanilla cake with chocolate filling, and told me that her friend was from Iran and very patriotic – and this is what I came up with. I hope I get a chance to make some more flag cakes decorated with fruit, because I think the result is quite stunning.
I’m glad it was the Iranian flag too, because it’s a really pretty flag with bright colours so it was a lot of fun to decorate. Plus the fruit add extra flavour, rather than it just being more sweet frosting or fondant. There is one thing that bothers me about this cake though and that’s that I put it on the cake board slightly wonky! I didn’t notice until it was too late to do anything about it, I still cringe about it when I look at these photos! I just want to reach in and adjust it haha!
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For reference, here is the Iran flag
For the cake I used this recipe which is a really yummy vanilla cake recipe.
I hope you enjoy this cake, and I promise I’ll have a recipe up for you soon!
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