Yoga is a big part of my life. So is my mom. I started teaching yoga 3 years ago and my mom takes my classes. Here, I have her in one of her favorite poses: Agnistambhasana or Double Pigeon/Fire Log. She often jokes in class, "How come I can't do anything else, but I can do this pose?" She blessed me with her open hips, attention to detail, and deep caring. She spends most days piecing together the most beautiful quilts, so I wanted to work quilting into her cake, as well.
I had modeling chocolate left over from my son's snowboarding cake, so I warmed it until it softened again and started building the framework of the seated yogi.here.
The face is sculpted with a sharp tool and painted with food coloring.
Okay, I'm sure she doesn't wear that much eye makeup. Good thing using food coloring as watercolor- a dab of water brushes the color away. She can also fold all the way to the floor, but then you wouldn't see her face at all.
For the cake, I baked two 6" rounds. I made fondant and then scored the quilt pattern with a quilting fondant tool. The quilt pieces were cut with a square cookie cutter and then cut in half to finish the bottom of the cake.
I placed gold sugar pearls at the quilting seams and piped white stitching around the quilt blocks.
My mom turns 65 today and I just took the cake over to her house to surprise her.
Happy Birthday Mom!
I'm so lucky to have her so close to hOMe.