Saturday, 20 June 2015

A Sweet Fairwell

You can say so much with cake! I must admit that I can only claim half the credit for this cake because one of the other parishioners brought the cake and I offered to decorate it.

This weekend, we celebrated our two wonderful years with our curate Alain who was now leaving to continue growing at another church in Montreal. We knew this inevitable day would come but because we had forged such a connection with Alain it wasn't any easier knowing. To give him a really fun send off, the congregation brought platters of food to feed the masses and we had dinner together with a series of presentations to highlight some of his most memorable impacts on us.

My Mum came up with the idea of making him a stole (part of the clerical "uniform", a coloured band of fabric that is draped around their neck) which would be something he could take with him and think of us always. All the members of the congregation had a part in it because  we printed our hand prints all over the fabric with different colours of paint. Every time he wears it, it will be like we're always there to lend a helping hand.

Seemed a natural choice to decorate the cake in a similar way, then.

  Just to give you some idea of the scale. These little hand prints were not those of the congregation, but were almost a true representation.

I tried to give the fondant stole a textured appearance, to make it look more like fabric. 
Thank you for everything Alain!!

 **I will post a couple photos of the non-edible stole, once I have them!** 


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  2. This whole celebration was amazing. I will remember this for ever. I am still amazed at the beautiful and meaningful stole ... oh and what about your reproduction of it on the cake. Simply wonderful and amazing!