At least for this week.
This is cake 4 of 5, the one with the squirrels:
The leaves are those gumdrop fruit slices, mashed flat and cut with cookie cutters. The squirrels are two pieces of caramel, one for the tail and one for the body. I staked them on half-toothpicks to make sure they wouldn’t fall over.
This cake is for a colleague who started a “Squirrels on Campus” group on flickr, and was shocked to find someone else at a different university started a rival group, “Campus Squirrels.” Squirrel schism!
The next cake is due Oct. 7, and I’ve just had a request for a cake in November. Negotiations have just started on that one–for most cakes I just get some kind of idea, like squirrels or baseball or strawberries, but I think this customer will want to nail the decorations down a little more securely, so to speak. So we’ll see.