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Lana’s Matryoshka Doll

My brother’s girlfriend is a beautiful Russian woman.  She recently celebrated her “29th” birthday (again).  I was thrilled to make the cake.  I just didn’t know what to do.  I don’t know her well enough to have zeroed in on a specific theme, but I did know that her Russian heritage was very important to her.  It has been a joy to spend time with her and meet her family and friends.  I decided to make her one of my favorite Russian things – a Matryoshka Doll.  The cake was much larger than it needed to be (almost 2 feet tall), but once I got started, it took on a life of its own.  Not shown in the picture is a little tag I made that said “Happy Birthday Lana” in Russian.  The funny thing was that I got the translation on the internet, and until she confirmed it for me, I had no idea if they really were the words I had intended.  Thankfully they were, and I did not insult anyone that day.


5 comments on “Lana’s Matryoshka Doll

  1. Joanne
    September 28, 2012

    Beautiful Ann, as always. You never cease to amaze me with all your talents.


  2. Hannah (BitterSweet)
    December 3, 2012

    What an incredible work of cake art! I would really have trouble slicing in to this, no matter how delicious.


    • cakedoodles
      December 4, 2012

      Thanks. We did dig in. Lana saved the head for awhile – it was made from Rice Krispies.


  3. Wow! Wow! Wow! What an amazing cake! I dabble in cakes but never could make anything like this. I love Matryoshka dolls and want to make some cookies of them one day. Nicely done. Thanks so much for linking up 🙂


    • cakedoodles
      February 25, 2013

      Thanks. You’re “sweet”, but after seeing what you do with cookies, I can only imagine what you can do with cake. Can’t wait to see your Matroyshka cookies.


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