Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Sad Farewell with cake: Best of Luck

I made this cake for a friend (Jenny) who is moving away from Columbus. She and her husband are headed to Pennsylvania and as a farewell another friend hosted their going away party. Here was my contribution:

Each of the pieces represent a city in Pennsylvania
. You have the sail boat for Erie, the tree truck for Poxatoney Phil, The Steeler's Logo, the 70 freeway they will drive, the Amish buggy (hazard sign included), the Liberty Bell, and the Christmas Tree for Bethlehem (XMAS town of course). Each of the symbols are made with rolled fondant and colored by hand. I allowed them to dry for 1 to 2 days so I'm sure they were no the tastiest things around. The cake is chocolate filled with Orange Curd Mousse and cut into the shape of the Key Stone State. It is covered with Rolled Fondant with Italian Buttercream underneath. It is by far and away one of my favorite cakes. Partly as my husband said - the whimsy. I couldn't agree more. You will be missed Jenny! My first Columbus Friend (funnily enough originally from Canada). Best of Luck!!

Here is the latest quilt I made. I used the color palate from Gustav Klimt painting - Mother and Child. My MIL quilted it for me - using 2 varying sizes of circles. I love how it came out and look forward to putting on the binding and starting my next quilt project.
Here is the back.

6 comments:

Hillary said...

I love that cake! Your quilt, however, I want for myself! Good thing you're all the way in OH - I'd lock the doors just in case. It looks warm AND beautiful. Nice work!

Bubblesknits said...

You're so talented! I bet that cake was delicious.

Channon said...

What a thoughtful, lovely cake! And a pretty quilt...

McJumpguez said...

Oh my! Not only does it look great, it sounds tasty!

Jenny said...

I can't believe I haven't checked your blog all week. The cake indeed fabulous and super impressive! We'll miss you too, boo hoo! :( But, I am looking forward to our pastry classes and future visits.

Melissa said...

Gorgeous quilt and i love that you shaped the cake.