This is a shout out for my dear wife who created the most beautiful cake for mom's 60th birthday.
It took a total of fourteen man hours over three days to complete the cake and it came out beautifully! Fantastic effort indeed!
Inspired by a photo from a book I actually think her creation is far better and more fitting for the occasion.
Instead of the usual dense cake as the base she managed to pull it off using a light marble sponge. The delicate nature of the cake made it difficult to ganache but she made it work with her gentle hands and technique.
This was only her second attempt at making cakes like this. She has no "formal" training to speak of.
Saying I'm impressed is a gross understatement. I salute you Cherry! You always had it in you!