A couple of weeks ago I was asked to do a cake for a couple that was celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. I was so happy to be able to do it, and it was fun to do an adult cake for a change. The cake was Italian Cream Cake with Cream Cheese icing. Italian Cream cakes can be a rather heavy cake sometimes but the recipe I used really lightened it by dividing the egg whites and beating them to stiff peaks and then folding that into the buttermilk cake batter with toasted pecans and coconut. I was so happy with the flavor of this cake mixed with the rich cream cheese icing. The 50 topper was found at Michael's and I handmade the carnations with white gumpaste and painted the tips with gold luster dust to give it a really pretty gold shine.