So of course they needed a cake.
Located on the East side of the quad, Smith Hall is a campus landmark. The building was named for Eugene Allen Smith, a UA professor and State Geologist. The building's Beaux-Arts architecture was meant to reflect, on a smaller scale, the grandiose national history museums built in Chicago, New York, and Washington.
The edible version of the building is made from caramel cake, another Southern tradition. The hall is actually three attached buildings, which translates into a half-sheet cake plus two 9-inch squares.
While there are many architectural features, we chose to highlight the windows. After all, this is not "Ace of Cakes" and we had a limited budget.
And the cake only needed to serve about a hundred guests.
And it was also UA Graduation weekend and Mother's Day.
What a weekend!