Cake for an Ole Miss Fan
It is the day after Thanksgiving as I type this. Amongst many things to be thankful for, I am thankful for friends who ask me to bake for their friends. How cool is that!
Birthdays come around every year, don't they? I have a friend who has a friend who had a birthday...and is a football fan...of....well that is completely obvious...The University of Mississippi (or as we down here say down here "Ole Miss") Hotty Totty, goooo Rebels, and something about a colonel? Can you tell I am not a big fan? But I am a fan of cake. So for a friend of a friend I baked chocolate cake layers, made homemade chocolate filling, made butter cream and cut out fondant accents. The footballs were chocolate candies I found at the Party Store. I just added the icing "laces".
There is one major problem with a tier cake. Transporting it. This cake traveled well, but I put in a large cardboard box with clear plastic wrap over the opening and met the birthday guy 1/2 way. These were only 9" and 6" tiers so the cake was not huge; but just how can you box a cake that you have to have already put together? And still expect it to travel well and stay moist for a few days?
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My Mostly butter cream version
Well, the fella celebrated his birthday and is going to the bowl game this weekend.
I trust that the cake brought some smiles
that Old Miss hits a
gets the most touchdowns!
~All done the week of Thanksgiving...~
The week where our focus should be on giving the Lord thanks in all things...the week of turkeys and dressing and sweet potatoes and all things good to eat.
I close this post with an annonymous quote that I read today:
The optimist says, "My cup is half full."
The pessimist says, "My cup is half empty."
The child of God says, "MY CUP runneth over!