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Clock Cake

This cake I made for a gentleman who goes to my home church who turned 90 years young last week.  A group of friends were having a celebration for him and asked me to make a cake.  He has a collection of clocks in his house so we thought it would be appropriate to make a clock cake.

This is a 8" 2 layer chocolate cake with buttercream filling.  On the roof of his garage is the old town hall bell that rings every day at noon...or so I have been told.  I decided to have the hands read out at almost noon.  This worked in my favour in the end as I was able to add "happy 90th" in the face of the clock. Originally I cut out the letters in black but then it was too much with the black numbers.

I thought the ivy around the sides were pretty neutral.  I drew in the vine of the ivy with edible brown marker.   It was so muggy though that the marker wouldn't write very well. It took a long time to get it on but it ended up looking like it was painted on so I was really happy with the effect.

One of the couples at the celebration had their birthdays that week as well so I made them each their own cupcake.


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