I love making repeat cakes! Why? Because I've already made it so I know what mistakes to avoid and how to time out my plan properly, which is incredibly important when you have a toddler to chase around while working on a cake. This cake was for my new sister-in-law's dad. His birthday was the day of my brother & her wedding, so they asked me to make a special birthday cake for him to have the night of the rehearsal dinner.
This is the second wine cake I've made! This time instead of making the cake look like a barrel, I made it look like a basket via basket weaving with icing. I tried making an edible wine glass and wine bottle, but it was just not working out so well, so I went with the next best thing - a mini bottle of wine and a small wine glass. I love the way it turned out.