I made this cake for the 20th Anniversary of our temple SAT. The temple has an octagonal shape and lotus carvings on many of its walls and ceilings. I was planning to make a gum paste lotus but due to my shopping and packing and all the stuff didn't get enough time.My hubby wrote a small Sanskrit poem and its translation to put on top of the cake. Everything in the cake is edible. It was a pistachio,rosewater cake with pistachio butter cream. Everybody at the temple enjoyed it.
I am going on vacation and will be back with some spooky cakes:).
English Translation for the poem above