What a crazy week! I guess this post is a day late, but I finally got around to getting it together. I want to share my election night project: #cakemap. I drew a map on to a chocolate sheet cake and as the states were called, we filled them in with blue and red icing. It was a fun (and sweet – we ate a good amount of icing) way to spend election night!
To get the map on the cake, I punched little holes in the outline of a paper map with a push pin. We put the paper map on top of the chocolate cake and dusted powder sugar over it, pressing the sugar into the outline holes. We were hoping to get a clear outline with it but it wasn’t clear or it was pretty faint in some parts, so I ended up free-handing some of it by just looking at a map. The states were pretty misshaped on the East Cost, and I forgot South Carolina at first (oops), but in the end I think it came out great!
The cake when Obama won with 274 electoral votes:
The final cake on Wednesday morning with every state filled in except Florida:
Thanks Alejandra, Tammy, and Emily for all your help with Election Cake Map. Have to remember this for four years from now!
Just some pretty things that have been catching my eye recently… I’ve been thinking about pastels a lot for fall – pairing them at home and in outfits with dark structured pieces, metallics, and leather. Can it just be 60 degrees and boot weather again? It should be getting up to about 105 today, so sit by a fan, enjoy these soft, cool hues, and go get yourself some matching gelato.
I love any holiday when you can walk down the street and be wearing the same colors and type of outfit as everyone else and you’re not completely embarrassed by it! Embrace the patriotic. Have a spectacular and safe holiday!