Parish Picnic Cake

A quick cake I threw together for our parish potluck picnic.  The cake is a simple vanilla cake, filled with raspberry buttercream and iced with vanilla bean custard buttercream.  A few roses and gumpaste leaves complete this elegantly simple, romantic cake.

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Brush Embroidered Delft Blue and White Chicken Cake

https://i2.wp.com/2.bp.blogspot.com/-JXHo8AJvZ-Q/UCA22j7tyoI/AAAAAAAAApY/eIuySkpC_eQ/s220/Embroidered%2BHen.jpg    Here is baby shower cake for Jenn, anticipating the happy arrival of her son.  In blog world, Jenn goes by the nom-de-blog of Blue Henn.  Her blog picture – an embroidered blue hen – served as my inspiration for the brush embroidery decorations and the gumpaste chicken topper.  The cake was carrot cake with cream cheese icing under the homemade fondant.