A couple of weeks ago my mum asked me to make a cake for one of her friends for her 70th birthday. Nothing specific was given - just that the lady doesn't like mud cake.
I hate having to come up with designs when I have no clues at all - because then I worry that the recipient won't like it.
Apparently everyone loved the cake so that's always a good thing. Vanilla cake with strawberry buttercream covered with fondant & fondant roses.