Luckily, my niece was turning 16 at the beginning of March, an occasion that warrants a beautiful tiered cake!
The party was Asian themed and I cooked a whole Chinese buffet worth of food (as a side note, I need more dishes!).
To match the theme with the cake, I decided to make cherry blossoms to decorate the cake. My niece asked for pink frosting and white cake with strawberry filling. I did this for the bigger, bottom cake.
I used a trick I found online to make the icing pink. Instead of adding water to the frosting, I added strawberry juice. This also puts flavor in the icing and makes it extra yummy!
For the top layer of the cake, I bought Matcha Green Tea powder and used it to make a green tea cake. I added some lemon curd to the frosting and then tinted it pink with coloring...you ready for this? Pink lemonade frosting!
Somehow I managed to get both of the frostings in a similar shade, plus the cherry blossoms. To bring in some variety, I used chocolate fudge icing for the tree branch and accent coloring.
I squeezed 16 roses onto the top of the cake.