Winter Greetings

My mother, Catherine McClung, is the artist of some holiday dinnerware by Lenox china called "winter greetings." She is having a luncheon tomorrow and wanted a cake to match her china. I hope I did her proud! I was really afraid the cardinals would look "cartoonish." I am doing another one of these for a friend of hers at the end of the week and I think I may do something a little different on the top tier. The cardinals are chocolate transfers. I traced the image off of the bowl that I had.

Comments

tiggy2 Says... 8 years ago

Your cake is beautiful, I think you did her very proud! How did you make the cardinals?

LoriGross Says... 8 years ago

The cardinals do not look cartoonish. How did you make them? Your mother's artistic talent has been passed onto you!!

crp7 Says... 8 years ago

It looks like there are 2 artists in your family...your mom and you! It is lovely.

Firstlady Says... 8 years ago

Yes, you have made her proud. I've seen this pattern and you did a great job!

CindyM Says... 8 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous!

springlakecake Says... 8 years ago

Thanks everyone! The cardinals are chocolate transfers. Sorry I forgot to mention that. I also only used real ribbon because I just cant seem to get the hang of fondant ones.

emilykakes Says... 8 years ago

It's gorgeous!!!! The cardinals look fabulous! How did you do them?

projectqueen Says... 8 years ago

WOW, you did her proud all right! Fabulous job!!

lapazlady Says... 8 years ago

Fanrastic! You did a wonderful job and the cardinals are beautiful.

imartsy Says... 8 years ago

very elegant and very beautiful!

PaulaT Says... 8 years ago

Very pretty - nice job!

momtobtb Says... 8 years ago

Gorgeous! What size of pans did you use?

JasmineRose Says... 8 years ago

That is stunning!

sondrad Says... 8 years ago

Beautifl work. Sher should definitely be proud.

birdgirl Says... 8 years ago

It is beautiful!

Sophie-Em Says... 8 years ago

excellent. the cake is beautiful

springlakecake Says... 8 years ago

thank you. It is an 8 and 6 round

cindy6250 Says... 8 years ago

Your cake is beautiful!!! I love that china pattern!! I have a pitcher and a serving tray in that pattern and love them both. Your mother is going to be very impressed with this cake!!

tcturtleshell Says... 8 years ago

Lovely~

CakeL8T Says... 8 years ago

This cake is absolutely perfect!!! Great job on the cardinals!! I Love it!!

eilers Says... 8 years ago

Beautiful cake ... iced perfectly .... just gorgeous!

ceshell Says... 8 years ago

Sooo pretty. I read your post and clicked thru to see the pic, and the first word out of my mouth was "Wow!" Congratulations!

mkolmar Says... 8 years ago

beautiful!!

KonfectionKonnection Says... 8 years ago

Your cake is very elegant! A lovely job!

cupcake55 Says... 8 years ago

Stunning cake. What a tribute to your mother.

cindww Says... 8 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous..I love it..did you do the pinecones and branches out of chocolate as well?

springlakecake Says... 8 years ago

The pinecones are royal icing (pennysue's method, but I am afraid, not as good as her's) and the pine needles are chocolate.

springlakecake Says... 8 years ago

The pinecones are royal icing (pennysue's method, but I am afraid, not as good as her's) and the pine needles are chocolate.

tiggy2 Says... 8 years ago

Your cake is beautiful, I think you did her very proud! How did you make the cardinals?

LoriGross Says... 8 years ago

The cardinals do not look cartoonish. How did you make them? Your mother's artistic talent has been passed onto you!!

crp7 Says... 8 years ago

It looks like there are 2 artists in your family...your mom and you! It is lovely.

Firstlady Says... 8 years ago

Yes, you have made her proud. I've seen this pattern and you did a great job!

CindyM Says... 8 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous!

springlakecake Says... 8 years ago

Thanks everyone! The cardinals are chocolate transfers. Sorry I forgot to mention that. I also only used real ribbon because I just cant seem to get the hang of fondant ones.

emilykakes Says... 8 years ago

It's gorgeous!!!! The cardinals look fabulous! How did you do them?

projectqueen Says... 8 years ago

WOW, you did her proud all right! Fabulous job!!

lapazlady Says... 8 years ago

Fanrastic! You did a wonderful job and the cardinals are beautiful.

imartsy Says... 8 years ago

very elegant and very beautiful!

PaulaT Says... 8 years ago

Very pretty - nice job!

momtobtb Says... 8 years ago

Gorgeous! What size of pans did you use?

JasmineRose Says... 8 years ago

That is stunning!

sondrad Says... 8 years ago

Beautifl work. Sher should definitely be proud.

birdgirl Says... 8 years ago

It is beautiful!

Sophie-Em Says... 8 years ago

excellent. the cake is beautiful

springlakecake Says... 8 years ago

thank you. It is an 8 and 6 round

cindy6250 Says... 8 years ago

Your cake is beautiful!!! I love that china pattern!! I have a pitcher and a serving tray in that pattern and love them both. Your mother is going to be very impressed with this cake!!

tcturtleshell Says... 8 years ago

Lovely~

CakeL8T Says... 8 years ago

This cake is absolutely perfect!!! Great job on the cardinals!! I Love it!!

eilers Says... 8 years ago

Beautiful cake ... iced perfectly .... just gorgeous!

mkolmar Says... 8 years ago

beautiful!!

KonfectionKonnection Says... 8 years ago

Your cake is very elegant! A lovely job!

cupcake55 Says... 8 years ago

Stunning cake. What a tribute to your mother.

cindww Says... 8 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous..I love it..did you do the pinecones and branches out of chocolate as well?

ceshell Says... 8 years ago

Sooo pretty. I read your post and clicked thru to see the pic, and the first word out of my mouth was "Wow!" Congratulations!


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