Saturday, May 8, 2010

The "King of Calixtlahuaca" cake

We had a party last night for the archaeologists, and Alanna Ossa made this awesome cake, decorated with a Calixlahuaca relief. Her model was Emily Umberger's drawing of the monument (see Umberger 2007). Emily was given the honor of cutting the cake, I got to eat the bird emblem, and a good time was had by all. No one fell into the pool.

Alanna is quite a cake artist. Check out her blog, "Cake and Empire" for more excellent cakes (including the Aztec Calendar stone, a skull rack, and other cool cakes). Ace of Cakes watch out!

Umberger, Emily
2007 Historia del arte e Imperio Azteca: la evidencia de las esculturas. Revista Española de Antropología Americana 37:165-202.

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