Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Snowy Day ~ cake

This cake was donated to the Auburn Public Library's childrens department, for their winter event:  "Snowman Stories".     It was designed around a favorite of mine by Ezra Jack Keats, "The Snowy Day".  The entire cake was edible, and had a 360 degree view.  The cake board was covered in fondant with little embossed footprints going around the cake.   The details are sculpted sugar and hand painted fondant.  I decided to  make my maple-brown sugar cake with vanilla bean frosting.  It went over very well, based on the facial expressions and children asking for seconds ~ keep in mind these were not vegan children, except for my daughter.  The fact it was a vegan cake was a well kept secret through most of the party).  I  think the people who run the childrens department do such a wonderful job.  It's nice to see people working with children who actually love what they do.

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