For the birds

Birds GordonI work at a local newspaper and one of our columnists was retiring after many years. Many of his weekly reports dealt with local birds and their peregrinations. I was asked to make a cake for his farewell bash and I thought this was a fitting tribute.

 

Birds Marlene 70thNot long after that, my next door neighbour celebrated a milestone birthday with a big party. As her gift I made her a cake to feed a gang of 40. She loves bird watching and feeding “her birds” as she calls them. Here are three of her favourites.

 

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Long distance love

Luggage wedding cakeI made this cake for friends whose son was marrying a gal from the other side of the globe. Booker and Tijana had been having a long distance relationship for years and were celebrating their marriage with a casual, outdoor wedding. I thought a suitcase with labels of places they had been together would be perfect. The travel labels were edible printed with edible ink on rice paper, so everything on this cake was edible. It fed about 80 or so party goers.