Recently it was my mothers birthday, and I decided to surprise her with a cake! When I thought about some of my moms favourite things, I realized she owns about 8 picnic baskets! So it was decided. This was my first picnic basket cake and I was a little intimidated by piping the woven pattern, but it turn out alright. The cake itself was vanilla with a strawberry frosting. The cake turned out nice and light with a hint of sweetness from the icing. I really enjoyed decorating this cake, it was fun adding the grass and insects. I like adding texture and volume to cakes and I LOVE working with fondant. Anyways, my mom was delighted and so was I. 🙂