Having been lucky enough to be a guest in Vicki's home in scenic Prince Edward County, Ontario on a couple of occasions, I can assure you that she's a wonderful and relaxed hostess and a terrific cook. She didn't serve this cake though, so I plan to cadge another invitation ASAP!
Take it away Vicki!
My newest novel, UNDER COLD STONE, takes place over Canadian thanksgiving weekend. Thanksgiving is the second Monday in October. It’s a traditional harvest festival, not a celebration in memory of historical events. Simply a time to bring in the crops and get together with family and EAT!
Molly Smith is left at home with a stack of favourite family recipes. Unfortunately Molly cannot cook. But she wants to have the full Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings for just her and her fiancé, Adam. How hard can it be? she thinks. I am quite a good baker, and I make lots of pies and cakes and tarts from scratch, including the pastry. For the cooking sections of this book I had to pretend I’m not.
Spread top and sides of cake with remaining frosting, swirling to coat in a decorative fashion.