Friday, June 22, 2012

Possum Cake (1999?)

I can't quite remember what year it was when I made this possom cake, but it was before we had decent digital cameras. In fact, this photo is probably a scan of a crappy Polaroid. Not sure.

Anyway..... I may not remember the year, but I certainly remember the occasion. My copywriter & creative partner at Sullivan Higdon & Sink had "possum problems" at her house. One of these critters had gotten in to her attic, and couldn't find it's way out - causing her much angst and sleepless nights. The saga went on for quite a while, until she was finally able to catch the little fella in a trap and release him back out into the wild.

We celebrated at work with this possum dessert. The inside, of course, was a reddish strawberry cake. And the outside was covered in buttercream frosting, sprinkled with a layer of grey and white coconut flakes. The "cage" over the possum was an old swimming pool basket I had in my antique knick-knack collection at the time. Just the right finishing touch, if I do say so myself.


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