Kentuck turned 40 this year.
The folk art festival has been held every October in Northport, Alabama since 1971.
We made this cake a few months back (whipped chocolate ganache and fondant over chocolate and raspberry cake), but today I got to experience it live. Curly fries and all.
Expect to find this poster by Gordo Artist Amos Kennedy in the bathroom at the bakery soon. I already own several of his prints but have always wanted THIS one for the shop. After all, Mary's Cakes & Pastries is a "Grown Folks" establishment!
And so I also had to have this JUST EAT CAKE collage by Marian Baker of Oneonta. It gets right to the point. And I just love that it's a recycled and repurposed Clue game board, plus part of an old postcard, some letters, a crossword puzzle and a hymnal page.
My annual quota of Dr. Bob art was filled by a stamped tin ceiling tile. This one is going home with my brother to California, but if you've even been in the bakery, you know there is no shortage of Dr. Bob's work (we get one every year at the festival), including one sign that reads "No Screaming at Mary's."
Finally, and even though Kerry Kennedy is right across the street from the bakery, this mug spoke to me. I'll rather enjoy drinking my morning coffee from it, starting tomorrow. Get your own at Fire Horse Studio in Northport.
As for the curly fries... I'm not proud, but the food choices at the festival were limited. And I was hungry.