This is a Ferrero Rocher cake (chocolate hazelnut cake filled with toasted
chopped hazelnuts and chocolate hazelnut filling covered in chocolate hazelnut ganache) carved into the shape of a flower pot. The cake was then covered in a hazelnut-flavored terracotta-tinted fondant.
The retirement is being celebrated by the arrival of a labradoodle puppy this coming weekend so I have added a gumpaste replica of the pup to the cake as well as a pair of gumpaste gardening gloves, a trowel and a seed packet. The flower pot was then filled with "dirt" (Oreo cookie crumbs) and filled with a variety of gumpaste flowers.
I wish Sally many happy hours in the garden with her flowers and her puppy! Happy retirement! You will be dearly missed!
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