I was taking photos for some etsy listings Saturday in the morning sunshine, I thought the scarlet runner beans out by the chicken run were an especially good backdrop for some more rustic cake stands. The carmel apples made great props (and tasty too!) and it was a beautiful morning. Can you see the chickens watching over to the right?
Yes, they love to watch and you can almost see the fervent hope that something will fall to the ground that they can eat. Never mind that chicken wire between them and the food, they are sure they can overcome that little obstacle. So the pretty cake below? Made for Earls mom's birthday Sunday (Happy Birthday mom!) He spent a good deal of time making it pretty and filled the vanilla cake with home made lemon curd and iced it with vanilla buttercream. It was just the thing to use in my photos. A thing of beauty...
Of course, as soon as the photo was taken, as I went to take it off the cake plate (it was on a cardboard round), it slipped and fell to the ground! Right next to the chicken yard. We were going to mom's house right after that and taking the cake.....Sorry mom.
Sorry girls, cake isn't good for you. I'm afraid I'll have to just throw it away:>(
They were some very disappointed little chickens.
But the cute rustic plates will be in the shop later today. I think they look great with candy apples, pumpkins, fall leaves and all kinds of autumn decor:>)