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.
I made a cake to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our local museum in Dunvegan, Ontario, the Glengarry Pioneer Museum. It was also the dedication of the Big Beaver one-room schoolhouse, which was recently relocated to the grounds of the museum.
The chocolate cake, to feed 60 guests, featured a fondant replica of the green and white schoolhouse complete with students and a buttercream grass lawn.
My favourite part of the event was when Flora Chisholm, in her 80s, who was one of the original students of the Big Beaver schoolhouse during the 1930s and ’40s, looked at the cake and the little faces looking out the windows and asked, “Which one is me?”
Our local museum, the Glengarry Pioneer Museum, feted a family (and everyone else) who helped raise enough money to erect a pavilion on the museum grounds. The Williams Pavilion is named after the family who generously donated the lion’s share of funds for this project. A cake at the official opening of the pavilion was a perfect way to say thank you to everyone who had a hand in making this building become a reality.
Each year the Glengarry Pioneer Museum fetes its volunteers and I’ve made several cakes to honour these folks. This year I decorated the cake with giant sunflowers (with mini-oreo centres) and bluebirds flying with the “thank you” banner in their beaks. Sweet!
Our local museum, the Glengarry Pioneer Museum was hosting its annual “thank you” barbecue for all its volunteers and I was asked to make a cake for the occasion. I figured I’d immortalize the Star Inn, one of the main features of the museum, in buttercream. I liked the sepia-tone look of the brown icing on the white background. The cake was gobbled up in no time.