Last month a coworker of mine announced plans to move to Texas. This coworker was the friendliest and most helpful of all the people at my new job. Though I had only known her for a few weeks when she announced her plans to leave I wanted to do something nice for her.
As you know by now, making elaborate cakes is a bit of a hobby of mine. I combined my hobby with my desire to do something nice. Making elaborate cakes is a good outlet for my creative side, which is mostly useless in my job.
I sketched out a design for the cake – the seal of Texas. I also decided to take this opportunity to use marzipan in addition to fondant.
I made a yellow cake with brown sugar icing, which is quite a delicious combination. The fondant, as always, was a bit heavy, and I wasn’t very impressed with the flavor of marzipan.
For some reason the seal of the state of Texas has an olive branch and an oak branch.