|Me, Keegan, and my handsome b'friend Russ!|
|Jan Ebbets and her son Keegan, the graduate!|
|L-R: Jan, Logan, Jeannie, Russ, |
John, Patty, Keegan, and Al
Dinner at The Antlers in Ithaca
Before I left for Ithaca, I baked a special bridal shower cake for Erin Stevens, daughter of my good friend Nancy Hinckley Stevens and her husband Tim. Nancy and Tim were highschool classmates of mine. Nancy asked for a cake with calla lilies, and told me the shower colors were pink and white. She chose a half-vanilla/half-dark chocolate cake, and I was on my own from there. I'd never made calla lilies before, but I went on-line and found a number of how-to videos that made the challenge much less intimidating. I actually had a good time playing with fondant and creating these pretty (if not amateur) flowers, and look forward to the next time I can attempt to create something that reflects the beauty of a real flower. Here are some photos of the cake, as it came together:
Hope you enjoy this little photo journal of the creation of Erin's cake. I had a good time making it, and I hear it was very happily received. I wish Erin and Zach all the happiness in the world!
Best wishes and happy new beginnings to Erin and Zach, and to my buddy Keegan!