|Quilt and Quilt Cake|
|Quilts endure; cakes, not so much|
Daughter Kate wanted to know who was making the birthday cake, and that if I wasn't making it, I should. And, she added, it should be a quilt.
I just hadn't thought about it, but so instructed, I volunteered. Upon inquiry, the "birthday girl" admitted her favorite was carrot cake. When pressed for a choice of frosting to go with vanilla cake, Mimi ventured that she loved apricot anything.
|Devon, future master baker|
Meanwhile, I was leafing through Martha Stewart's Cupcakes book, and Devon was tucking her Teddybear in on the couch with her lavender quilt and she said, "Grandma, why don't you make cupcakes and cover it with fondant like a quilt?" Bingo! Devon's a genius!
|"Marbled" fondant - see Carpenter's Cake Decorating for how-to|
|Vanilla cupcake with Orange Apricot Frosting|
|Carrot Cupcake - recipe from Stewart's Cupcakes|