I am so pleased to be participating in the 11th Annual 'A Taste of Fine Art', at the Yuma Art Center on April 26th. This will be the the third year in a row I've been there, and I look forward to it all year. Held in the beautiful art gallery downtown, this event features delicious food and sweets from area chefs, cooks, and dessert makers. Please get your friends together and buy some tickets, and come down and support the arts in Yuma. The beautiful paintings, sculptures and other exhibits that are displayed throughout the year, are only possible because of generous donations from people like you. Let's keep the walls and hallways of the gallery filled with beautiful art!
Although it would probably be more practical to contribute a dessert that was already portioned out, or maybe even serve (gasp!) cupcakes, but I can't bring myself to just sit there and sling out plates of pre-cut cake. It's at the Art Center, I have to do something cool! I do restrain myself a bit however, and stick with butter cream only designs. That makes it very easy to cut and serve quickly-and I am the one cutting and serving it. This was the design I came up with the first year I participated. I made each tier a little different, and you could really see the difference in shapes in person. The topper on the cake was a play on royal icing stringwork, usually seen on elaborate wedding cakes.
Does this look familiar? It's the cake that is drawn into my logo/watermark. I carved designs into the butter cream, piped random designs here and there, and left some areas rough iced.
This was last years cake. It's all butter cream too, like the previous years design. I did some more carving with this one, and played with ombre patterns. A friend suggested I do some more ombre work for this years' cake. I am thinking I may. Don't want to look too wedding-ish though. ;)
Hope to see you Friday night! For tickets or more information, please visit the Yuma Fine Arts Association's website: www.yumafinearts.org