Yesterday I showed you the Resurrection Garden Centerpiece I made.
Follow up story #1
I completed the project and brought it inside. I became sidetracked no surprise. Finally remembering that I needed to clean up my mess I returned to the picnic table that had been my work area. I noticed that the moss was scattered; I suspected some critter had made its way onto my porch looking for food. A bit later, I walked by the window and my presence caused a wren to take flight. I put two and two together and came up with the wren was using my moss to line its nest.
Further observation proved that the bird is not only collecting moss from my porch but building its nest in a birdhouse I have out “just for decoration”
I am happy to be a landlord.
Follow up story #2
As a cake decorator I’m always noticing designs that can become cake decorations. As I constructed my resurrection garden centerpiece I was thinking, cake, mousse, frosting etc, etc, etc. So our desert on Sunday was:
Resurrection Garden Cake
I airbrushed black food color on a hard roll for my stone. A small paper cup was the tomb (I would have preferred an ice cream come so it would be edible but I was afraid the moisture from the mousse would cause the cone to collapse) The cake is filled with strawberry mousse. I mounded mousse around the cup for my hill, then covered it with a very thin layer of cake. The rocks are candy coated chocolate and taste like M&Ms. I used the same sticks to make these crosses but I cleaned them before putting them in the cake.