Besides Tow Mater, we decorated 19 cakes for events on Friday and Saturday. Then we made a cake for the Bridal Show tomorrow, and lots and lots of cookies.
Some of our favorites included this three tier topsy turvy cake for an "Alice in Wonderland" party. The cake is covered in buttercream with fondant decorations and a nice floppy bow.
A dozen brightly colored decorated tea cup cookies with 'EAT ME' written on them went the cake. The term is from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. At the beginning of the story, Alice follows the white rabbit down a rabbit hole to a hall with many locked doors of all sizes. She finds a small key to a door too small for her to fit, but through which she sees an attractive garden. She then discovers a bottle labelled "DRINK ME", the contents of which cause her to shrink too small to reach the key. A cake with "EAT ME" on it causes her to grow to such a tremendous size her head hits the ceiling.Then our favorite "Father Christmas" got this Irish green hat cake for his wife who is of, well, Irish descent. The decorator had the surname Kennedy, which is (duh...) also Irish. So we think we got that one covered. Not to worry though, the inside of the cake is not green, but red velvet.
One of the cookie orders going out on Friday was edible antique dressers, given as favors from Adams Antiques to a group of visiting antiques collectors. These cookies were unglazed chocolate shortbread, decorated with dark chocolate and brown royal icing. The little drawer pulls are gold dragees. The guests, who were from Birmingham, were pretty impressed when they found out the cookies were made at the bakery just outside his shop.
The inside is four layers of vanilla sponge with raspberry filling.
We'll be serving samples at Hudson & Poole tomorrow from 1-5 for the 2010 "I Thee Wed" progressive bridal event, benefitting UCP.