Thursday, October 19, 2006
My own birthday cake ...
I admit it. I love Fall the best. As an October-baby, I love anything pumpkin-y, apple-ish, golden, orange, crimson, spicy, crisp and cool. So I decided to make a pumpkin cake for my birthday. This one features alternating layers of caramel-spice and vanilla-caramel cakes, iced in buttercream and covered in pumpkin-colored fondant. Add a stem of brown fondant, a few leaves and twiny vines of avocado fondant, and a fall celebration cake is born. My favorite part was painting the finished pumpkin with an amazing mixture of vodka, terra cotta, gold and soft brown food colors, plus the always exciting golden luster dust. I swear, this cake looked like it was a lovingly hand-crafted ceramic cookie jar!
A little BlueBell Cinnamon ice cream seemed to be the perfect accompaniment.
And yes, it was finally cool and dry here today. Halleluljah.