She went back to school, and graduated with her bachelor's degree in Nutrition just shortly after her 40th birthday. I'm so proud of her!
But back to that cake. Hmmmm, what to do. She also happens to have Celiac Disease, so it had to be gluten free.
Well, a gluten free, chocolate cake, with cream cheese filling that happens to look like a CSA box full of vegetables, of course!
The cake was gluten free, as I mentioned. I highly recommend Bob's Red Mill chocolate cake mix. It is amazing. None of that gritty texture often found in gluten free baked products. It's moist and chocolatey and delicious and this is absolutely a free plug for them. I just like the product.
I made up cream cheese filling (heavenly) and frosted the whole thing in homemade buttercream.
The "box" was made from fondant, which I colored first, and then "painted" once assembled. The veggies on top are real, obv. There's a carrot in there you can't see in this pic. The pepper and the bok choy were cut in half so that they didn't sit so high and appeared to be sticking out the top. She requested kale be involved, so there the kale leaves are, sticking out the back.
The cupcakes were traditional cake made with wheat, and the "veggie topper" were made from fondant.
I'm thinking the cake went over well. There was exactly one piece left by the end of the night and not a cupcake to be seen.
This was take part way through the night. It continued to get smaller.Tweet