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St. Paddy's Pistachio Candy

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Art Nouveau in Sugar


This last weekend, I was invited by my dear friend, Denise Talbot, to demonstrate
at an ICES Day of Sharing in Southeast Texas.
When I asked her what she wanted me to demo, she suggested, "What about a Jeweled Flower Topper? Jeweled flowers like on an antique brooch in the art nouveau style."


So I set about researching antique jewelry. After perusing antique stores and googling Antique Jewelry,
I found photos of beautiful floral brooches that were inspiring.

Now the trick was to take the 2 dimensional flowers and make them 3 dimensional for a cake topper.

It was a fun project and I had a great time demonstrating. I saw many old friends and met new friends too.
And for my cake buddies who cannot travel the distance, I thought I would share a few of the photos with you.



And here is the finished topper...


I will be making a step by step tutorial for the ICES newsletter, so stay tuned!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Paddy's Day!



An Old Irish Blessing


May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind always be at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

and rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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May the saint protect ye-
An' sorrow neglect ye,
An' bad luck to the one
That doesn't respect ye
t' all that belong to ye,
An long life t' yer honor-
That's the end of my song t' ye!