Saturday, May 13, 2017

"Dory" cake

This is a cake that looks like “Dory”.  Dory is a regal blue tang from Disney movie “Finding Nemo”.  She is an adorable character- very forgetful due to her short-term memory loss disability.  She also appears in “Finding Dory” a sequel to the previous movie.  This cake was for a lovely little girl’s  “Finding Dory” theme, sixth birthday party.

It was a chocolate cake with chocolate chips. The icing was chocolate buttercream sprayed with blue for effect.  Enjoy the chocolate fishcake

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Masquerade cake

A cake for a masquerade theme party. It is almond cake with canolli filling.  Canolli filling is made with ricotta impastata which is ricotta cheese with water drained out. It is heavy. The little "feather detail on the mask is cotton candy. Unfortunately it absorbed ambient moisture and ended up as a little pink blob, but no one seemed to notice.

I am not a fan of masquerades. I believe it is better to improve the real self than to hide behind a facade- a mask.  On the other hand- maybe we all hide behind a mask of humanity and social decorum while the real self is but an animal - a beast that is poised to release its negativity on this world.  Most religions urge us to stifle and control that beast. I do believe this beast can be put to sleep by nurturing the spring of common decency and compassion. Ultimately it is our decision. Do we pull out from within ourselves that spring of benevolence or that beast?

 “A true believer does not taunt or curse or abuse or talk indecently.”  Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).