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22 November 2013

Happy Fall Y'all!

Even though the thermometer around here today looks more like "winter shiver."  Not that I'm complaining, though I would be happier if there were more snow to go along with single digit wind chill.  C'est la vie.  The older generation says this winter will be a doozy - I've got my fingers crossed that they are right.

But, since it's "technically" still fall (it doesn't officially become winter until December 21), how about some fall-ish themed cakes?  Oh, and there's even a wedding cake at the end of the post, it's not a fall theme though.

Hey...no scrolling ahead!  The wedding cake will still be there after you've enjoyed the rest of the post.  I should give you long, wordy explanations of everything, just to slow you down a bit, but I won't because I've got an OSU football game to get to, so you get a reprieve.





First off, cake balls.  Admittedly, probably one of my least favorite incarnations of cake, but other people seem to enjoy them.  These were festively colored for a fall themed meet and greet/baby shower.

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Whooo's your favorite cake decorator?  Be kind in your answer or maybe just don't answer, instead enjoy this owl themed first birthday cake.

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German chocolate cakes lend themselves to a fall color palette, don't you think?  Especially when the simple inscription is piped in red.

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And, while it may be fall right now, Christmas is only 32 days away!  It'll soon be time to set up the tree and wrap packages.

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Ok, ok...now it's time to see the wedding cake.  Are you ready?  Here you go...

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The cake was finished in buttercream with the scroll work hand-piped in buttercream.  The black ribbons were fondant and the flowers, well, they were non-edible.  Trying to match such a deep purple with gumpaste would have been a battle, not to mention having to worry about fading - silk flowers were the better solution in this instance.

Stay warm!  And don't forget to cheer on the Pokes tomorrow!

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