A few years back The Glengarry Historical Society celebrated its 50th year helping to preserve local artifacts and data. I was asked to bring a cake to recognize this milestone at the Society’s annual general meeting and potluck. I figured a big bouquet of roses, in this case made out of buttercream, would do the trick. The incoming and outgoing chairs both cut the cake. Kinda sweet.
I did this cake for an annual fundraising dinner and auction for our local hospital. Everything on it is edible — a combination of gumpaste, fondant, royal icing, buttercream and of course, cake! A bit of everything went into the details of this cake.
My favourite has to be the little dinner tray, complete with sliced turkey, peas and carrots, mashed potatoes with butter, a cup of coffee, a teeny muffin with icing and a banana. All from fondant.
I hear it garnered a $500 winning bid at auction, with the funds going to the hospital. I’m tickled pink!
A gal was having a “keuring” at her house. A what? Keuring, as it turns out, is a horse judging for KWPN — Studbook of the Royal Dutch Sport Horse — a Netherlands-based organization specializing in the breeding of jumpers, dressage horses, harness horses, and Gelder horses.
An orange ribbon is best in show in this case. The ribbon was made of gumpaste and fondant and the cake fed about 40 guests.
What says thank you better than buttercream roses and chocolate? Nothing! I made this for the annual thank you to volunteers bbq, hosted by the little museum down the road from me. It fed 60 hungry revellers.
For Greenfield Services 13th year in business, I was asked to make a cake for their celebration. I was inspired by the mention of “and still growing…” so I made the “13” out of roses, buttercream roses, that is, and added a few leaves as if they were still growing. I just loved the look of the number 13 made of roses. So fun.
A local company Greenfield, whose employees spend most of their time data checking on the phone and updating lists on computers, celebrated its 14th birthday and I was asked to make a cake for their celebration. I figured I’d make a couple of employees with headsets, keyboards (on their laps) and flat screen video monitors all edible from fondant, sitting on the cake. Party time!
This book cake was dessert for an annual lunch meeting of a “friends of the library” group. As C.S. Lewis said, “Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.” Or as Julia Child once said, “A party without cake is just a meeting.” Hey wait a minute. Maybe it was a library party and not a meeting after all?