It’s so hard to say goodbye to friends who are moving away. At a potluck farewell party, I offered to bring the cake. But how to make a cake appropriate for the occasion?
I decided the best way to do that was to express “goodbye” in many languages. Thank goodness for Google. And thank goodness for all those hand-lettering classes I took at art school!
These cupcakes, I thought, were perfect for a young lady who loves horses. A few funny little fondant ponies, fondant horse shoes (for luck!) and some pink roses made up the complement of a dozen cupcakes.
When I can, I try to make 12 cupcakes with varying designs to kinda mix it up a bit. The horsey theme was a fun one to play with.
I hope Kelly galloped her way to a really fun birthday. Neigh!
Felice was the local postmistress in our small town post office of Dunvegan. She got promoted to a larger post office — a stand alone post office! — in Moose Creek, so we threw a little “congratulations” party for her.
I thought a cake shaped like an envelope would be perfect along with edible fondant stamps. Fun.
When the cool evenings of autumn arrive, it’s time to fire up the oven. There’s nothing like the smell of warm banana bread baking. In this case, I made a banana cake with chocolate chips in a bundt pan, let it cool and covered it with a chocolate glaze (melted chocolate and a bit of butter) and finished it with a white choco drizzle. Yum-o!
The temperatures are cooling down, the leaves are changing and acorns are falling.
This year’s offering for the Thanksgiving table is a carrot-nut cake, slathered with cream cheese frosting and topped with fondant oak and maple leaves as well as acorns.
At our Thanksgiving dinner table, I am reminded of all the things for which I am grateful. Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.