But, enough excuses and onto the cake!
I finished this cake last night and today it was a prize at my work for a fundraising quiz.
I used the same recipes I have previously posted for lemon and almond cake with white chocolate icing, and the icing technique I learned from this tutorial by i am baker.
I was much admired and photographed in the office and left a fair few folk sorely disappointed when the competition results were announced!
Anyway, I thought it would be perfect to enter into February Tea Time Treats - an monthly blogging event hosted by Karen at Lavender and Lovage, and Kate at What Kate Baked. This month it was Kate's turn, and the theme was Romance. If a whole cake-full of swirly white chocolate buttercream roses doesn't scream romance, the I don't know what does!