I saw a picture of this cake in a library book once and just loved it. I had been saving it for quite a while when I finally got a request for a feminine 50th birthday cake with a black and white theme. Perfect! The flowers on this cake are called anemones. The centers on real anemones look a little bit different. I searched and searched but could not find the black stamens I needed. If I ever run across them I will make sure to buy lots to have on hand in case I ever get an opportunity to make this flower again. Of course, they’re still gorgeous just as they are.
I love the black and white theme. It’s such a classic look. There are so many different ways to do it and you can almost never go wrong.