Thursday, April 3, 2014

Peacock Theme Cake

The graceful peacocks are revered for their beauty and symbolize pride and dignity; although the poor bird is probably oblivious to the emotions of pride and vanity.  I like Jane Austen’s quote “Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us”.

 This is my rendition of a peacock theme cake.  Two tiers, the top one a plain yellow chiffon cake with raspberry filling and the lower a carrot cake with cream cheese filling.  Plumage made with gumpaste and the cake is pride and vanity free. Enjoy

"An example I often use to illustrate the reality of vanity, is this: look at the peacock; it's beautiful if you look at it from the front. But if you look at it from behind, you discover the truth... Whoever gives in to such self-absorbed vanity has huge misery hiding inside them"- Pope Francis