Having more yummy fun related to the birthday/anniversary celebration of Cincinnati's BonBonerie Bakery. A birthday exhibit opens 8-11 p.m. Friday (April 12) in the bakery's cafe.
I created a trio of cakes for the show. The first two are purely decorative, a departure for me. But as I said in a Facebook post, there are times when you have to give into your inner sugar. The third one, has a story behind it.
All are on Ampersand's cradled Claybord panels, which have a hardwood base. The wood sides are coated with clear varnish to allow the wood to show. I like that look. Since they'll hang as is - no protective framing - each is sealed with multiple layers of Mod Podge's Hard Coat (which is less sticky when it dries than some other sealers).
The wedding cake - made up of layers of Victorian needlework illustrations - also has piles of Victorian scraps in wonderfully muted colors. Most were a gift from my friend Shirley Tenhover, who I'm sure will appreciate how they have been used. She is, after all, a former cooking teacher and restaurant consultant.