Winter Coconut Cake







We've been enjoying a warm, beautiful autumn, but two days ago our first snow came, and now my mind is on all things wintery and Christmasy.  On that note, I would call the color of the buttercream on this cake winter pink.  It came about by accident, as I was going for various shades of purple, but I wasn't thrilled with the color and in adding some pink food coloring to the purple, ended up with this, which I thought was pretty after all.  I especially like the swirled lowlights and highlights of color and the texture of the buttercream topped with a light snowfall of coconut.

The cake is coconut, and I haven't posted a recipe in this blog post because I already have two wonderful coconut cake recipes in my blog index if you'd like to try them.  One uses a box mix to start, and can be found here, and the other, a from scratch white chocolate coconut cake, is simply to die for.

It's almost Thanksgiving, and we have so much to be thankful for this year.  We have a perfect little baby boy who's growing more every day, and life is wonderful.

Who else has had their dessert menu planned out for weeks?  We will be having pecan pie and blueberry crumb pie, as well as an upside down cranberry chocolate cake which I'm so looking forward to making.  I love the holidays.