I've been MIA for a few weeks - doing our summer thing. Family wedding, Grammy & Papa camp, trip to CA to see the new twin nieces, swim team, family and friends in town - whew! But also a little R&R from caking in the process. I needed a little break, but am happy to be back at it this week!
One of my former co-workers is hosting a baby shower and she asked me to make a cake to suit the occasion. The charge was "White Almond Sour Cream cake with raspberry filling, soft purple with pink and peach accents, owl theme (my choice if I wanted to do anything with that)". She also sent me a pic of some cute wooden lettering that the Mom had painted and hung in the nursery. The letters were folk-arty with button details.
I have been following a blog lately by a quilter named Sue Spargo, who does beautiful folk art quilts with gorgeous colors and hand-stitching. I don't quilt, but I would love to take one of her classes, just to learn how to emulate her style. Well, this cake seemed to scream for details that gave a nod to folky quilting, so I tried to infuse some of those touches into the cake as I went along. I usually have a pretty succinct plan when I start a cake, but this one really happened organically. I'm very happy with the finished product.