Today is my best friend Maddie’s birthday, and I couldn’t help but make a cake (even if she does live 4,614 miles away… not that anyone’s counting). She told all of her friends and family that rather than gifts this year, she’d prefer people make donations to a cause or charity of their choice. I absolutely loved her idea, but I figured there ought to be a way for her to have her cake and eat it too (metaphorically speaking, of course… oh the cake jokes!). So I decided to make a cake inspired by her favorite actress and one of her favorite movies, and donate it to a local charity in her name. So in the spirit of making this world just a little bit better place to live, go out today and do something for someone else. A little bit of kindness can go a long way!
“Let’s face it, a good, creamy chocolate cake does a lot of things for a lot of people; it does for me.” – Audrey Hepburn
For those of you wondering, Audrey was hand-painted onto a piece of gum paste with black gel food coloring. Powdered black food coloring was used for all of the shading.