I love the vintage feel of this cake. The retro bottle brush trees and the metal Matchbox station wagon, with the just-cut tree tied to its roof. The cake has a Norman Rockwell feel to it, like everything is peaceful and sweet and lovely.
Here’s hoping that your Christmas is peaceful and sweet and lovely.
I made this 6″ cake, four layers, each filled with lemon buttercream and lemon curd as a dessert for a winter lunch. I love the look of the bottle brush trees, giving the cake a sweet vintage feel. An easy-to-decorate cake, this was a pleasure for the last cake of 2016.
This cake makes me laugh. It kind of turns your senses upside down! You’ve just had a turkey dinner with all the fixings, and then dessert is served and guess what? It’s a spice cake that looks like turkey dinner with all the fixings! All over again.
I made the turkey slices by slicing a block of fondant and painting the edges with a food colouring/vodka glaze. Carrots and peas are fondant shaped appropriately. Cranberry sauce is a spoonful of cherry jam. Mashed potatoes are a big glop of buttercream (urp!) with a square of yellow buttercream as a butter pat.
Great conversation piece at Thanksgiving or Christmas. Who can get enough of turkey?
I made polar bear gingerbread cookies to give out as Christmas gifts at work this year, so when my boyfriend’s sister asked me to bring dessert for Christmas dinner, the “March of the polar bears” cake was a natural.