A friend in the neighborhood asked me to make a cake for her dad's 80th birthday tomorrow. Her only instruction was for it to be "outdoorsy." I thought on it long & hard, but most of the designs I came up with seemed too juvenile for a man celebrating his 80th birthday. Then, I had a brainstorm. I would paint the cake with outdoor scenes. The only other time I've painted with food coloring was the Westie cake and that was pretty simple. This time it was more of a watercolor type painting. I think it turned out good, though food coloring is a bit different to paint with than water colors!