Sunday, August 27, 2006
This one's for you, Shelly
Wow. I don't post a cake picture for SLIGHTLY over a week and I start feeling guilty because people (I won't mention names) aren't getting their usual fix of pics my edible art. I SO hate to be old and boring. And I SO love having such awesome fans.
So here you go. THIS delicious little treat of a cake was crafted for one of the birthday girl's co-workers. He's a wonderful man who's been very good to her. He was turning 61 last week and his wife was going to be out of town on his birthday, so daughter asked if I'd make him a little birthday cake that she could take in to work on his day. Although he toils daily in the field of photography, he truly loves his farm and his garden, and especially his tomatoes.
So I made him a little 6-inch two-layer chocolate fudge cake, smothered in fudge frosting and decorated with a white fondant picket fence which supported 12 buttercream tomato plants bearing 5 fondant tomatoes, each. The 61st tomato is found just to the right of the "y" in "Birthday."
I hear that the cake was devoured without proper forks, plates or napkins, but with proper reckless abandon and nearly endless licking of fingers. Chocolate can do that to a person. Or so I hear.
I have no orders for the week ahead, but stay tuned during the week after -- I'll be crafting an incredibly chic cake for my mother-in-law's birthday. And I have to ship it overnight to NYC. Keep either your fingers crossed or me in your prayers, whichever works for you, that this cake makes it there in one piece. Or I shall surely be daughter-in-law non-grata.