It's my aunt's birthday today and while she didn't ask for a cake (quite the opposite: she was surprised to see the cake when she came round) I felt that I couldn't just not make one, when everyone else in my immediate family was getting cake for their birthdays.
The cake itself is a really simple coffee and walnut cake, with coffee flavoured buttercream. I was running really low on our coffee flavouring, so it had to be rationed and mixed with regular coffee, so I have no idea how this will have affected the taste. I guess we'll find out later. Eek!
I'd love it if you could take the time to write a critique - focusing on both the cake itself AND how I've presented it to dA through the photographs. I'm pretty shabby with food photography, and it's an area I'd love to focus on more in the future. It doesn't matter if you don't have a Premium Membership - Anyone can /write/ a critique now!