And so we set out to decide the best way to execute this cake. The couple mentioned they preferred light, muted colors which would match the decor at their reception site, The Semple Mansion. I marbled the fondant with pale pinks and orange and then handed the blank canvas over to Joe. A little nervous, I left the room and let him concentrate. I guess he would doodle the world map in middle school and said he could hand paint the continents. "Really?", I asked. I was going to have to see this to believe it.
He wasn't joking. When I returned a couple of hours later he had finished hand painting the entire world onto two tiers of cake. Absolutely marvelous!