Certain tulips at a certain stage look more animal than vegetable I think. (Sea slugs? )
Perhaps I shouldn't mention sea slugs in the same breath as cakes....
Yesterday's cakes were a standard Victoria Sponge recipe of 4oz butter, 4oz sugar, 4oz self-raising flour and 2 eggs, oven 200 for 12 mins, and the buttercream was made with 4oz of butter, 8oz icing sugar, and 2tblsp fresh lemon juice. I saw a pretty picture of primroses on little cakes on Sarah Raven's website and copied the idea, but with a simpler cake (as befits the title of this blog).
Stick to primroses or violets though - daffodils are toxic!