Nature journal thanks

Thanksgiving cake 2019For the past 15 years I’ve gone up to my partner’s family’s cottage to celebrate Thanksgiving. Every year I’ve brought a dessert to add to the Thanksgiving table.
This year I decided to do something different. Most years when I’m up at Lake of Bays, (in the stunning Muskoka area of Ontario), I’m astounded by the beautiful scenery: the lake and its changing colours and waves, the leaves and that amazing sky. I usually record the things around me in my nature journal, not only the scenery but small finds lying on the ground: an American Black duck feather, acorns, oak and maple leaves in their fall splendour and mussel shells found along the shore.
This year I decided to do a riff on my nature journaling and recreate it in fondant.
We do indeed have so much for which to be thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2017A quick sheet cake to bring along to my boyfriend’s family’s annual T-giving supper. I love sprinkles and I especially love the little autumn-toned maple leaf sprinkles I picked up the other day. Wishing a happy and bountiful Thanksgiving to all who celebrate!

Happy Thanksgiving

thanksgiving-2016-leaves-1The 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.

Turkey dinner, with all da fixings

Thanksgiving cakeThis 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?