It’s not often I get to witness a work of art developing in front of my eyes. Charity’s are so lovely, and it sometimes seems a shame that they are with us so briefly. When I told her recently that this style was my favorite, she invited me to the inner sanctum of the bake shop to watch it take shape. Yes, it takes longer than three and a half minutes, but this gives us the highlights.
Inside the pearly white fondant (birch bark) are layers of rich chocolate cake and carrot cake. I particularly like the folds, like that curling birch bark that seems made for love letters!
While the ceremony was taking place down at the waterfront, Marcia was applying the finishing touches that complete the look. And yes, it is as delicious inside as it is remarkably beautiful on the outside.