Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Lavendar Colored Vanilla Raspberry Cake

"Go long and lovely... you want to make the longest brushstrokes in Canada!"

"You want to go gentle with the paintbrush. Pretend like you're petting a cat. You don't want to get that cat mad!!"

Above are quotes from my impossibly nutty and awesome co-worker and friend Tara Carmichael! Each week, together we hit the streets (actually, the schools) of Vancouver in a van, hauling around 50 cans of paint, paper, brushes etc, giving painting workshops to elementary school kids. Sometimes we have up to 30 kids in a workshop. It's a willlld ride.

For Tara's birthday, I made her a vanilla cake with raspberry filling, frosted with lavendar purple buttercream and topped with a single large sugar rose. To celebrate, we sang Happy Birthday in our Drawing class of 6-8 year old kids, ate Smart Food popcorn (her fave!) and enjoyed slices of cake!

Happy Birthday Tara!!!


Snooky doodle said...

what a nice cake !

gyoza*girl said...

pretty pretty pretty! :) love these pics.