Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Janus 'O Lantern

My best friend (and eventual Maid of Honor) and her roommate had a Halloween party in 2008 and asked me to design the cake. Because I couldn't decide on what kind of face to put on the pumpkin, I decided to go with all 3!
Construction was made from 2 bunt pans, one chocolate and one yellow, separated by a board for easy deconstruction and cutting. I used a chocolate cupcake for the "stem".
Janus, if you're wondering: In Roman mythology, Janus (or Ianus) was the god of gates, doors, doorways, beginnings and endings. His most prominent remnants in modern culture are his namesakes: the month of January, which begins the new year, and the janitor, who is a caretaker of doors and halls. Janus was usually depicted with two heads looking in opposite directions. According to a legend, he had received from the God Saturn, in reward for the hospitality received, the gift to see both future and past. For more information on Janus, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janus_(mythology).

1 comment:

Lori said...

You are freakin' amazing. I'll have to get your icing recipe. It was the BEST I've even had. I actually decorated cakes during college, but let me tell you...I can only do those basic things you see at Walmart. You have a cake genius. I'd be ashamed to ever show a cake in front of you! Great to visit. Sorry I don't talk much...takes me a while to warm up to people..I'm actually quite shy...Sarah told me she thought I was the biggest snob when she first met me. What a joke.