My pencils and pens have been flying today — I’ve begun work on the pencils for the graphic novel, so I actually did a lot of drawings today, but I’m featuring a birthday card I did for my hubby, Ron, featuring Mak our cat and my famous birthday cake.
There’s this cake, you see, that I’ve developed over the years, and it is not only the cake of choice for our household birthdays, I also get requests sometimes from other people. It is a spice cake that I have tinkered with until it has reached a pinnacle of some kind, probably addictiveness. But no mere mortal can withstand more than small piece of it, for I pair it with Ron’s mum’s Penuchi icing recipe, which is kind of like coating the whole cake in butterscotch fudge. A dollop of vanilla ice cream completes the decadence. I’m still surfing on the sugar high, having just finished the big cake feast.
Not only is the cake famous in itself, but I wrote a song about it, which we recorded with our band, The RabbleBerries. You can listen to it here. It’s the first one on the list, but feel free to listen to the rest of the songs too! And here’s the recipe and song lyrics.
Anyway — the card I made to go with the cake! It’s watercolour pencils, pigma micron pen for the lettering, and ink brush for the outlines.
And here’s what else I’ve been up to: