So this was the last cake of 2011...
If I have to describe last year, I'd say it was full of ups and downs... On the down side, my sis had cancer and we were absolutely devastated for it... But all our family and friends were there for us, showing their unconditional love and support. That was the main driver of her getting better! That, and love, of course! She now lives in Spain, far away from us, but happy, in love and more importantly... HEALTHY!
On the "Up" side of things, I also discovered my passion for cake decorating... I have loved to bake ever since I can remember, but cake decorating gathers all things that I love doing! So I'm also thankful for that :)
So when my sister came to visit us to spend X-mas with us we were more than happy!!! And when she asked for a non-covered New Year's cake I didn't hesitate to please her :). That meant no fondant, no chocolate, no icing of any kind... So I used a confectionary sugar cover, just sprinkled over the top with a couple of stars, snow flakes and a "2012" and stars made out of gum paste LOL