The pink forest hog in today's post is NOT from Tobacco Barn but is actually a marzipan hog that my granddaughter Maya and I made together for part of our entry in the April Fool's Day Edible Book Festival at our local center for the book, Asheville BookWorks (AshevilleBookWorks.com). We made a cake and frosted it with fondant, then we arranged four marzipan pigs, some broccoli and marzipan trees, and some marzipan apples and acorns along with edible Easter grass to make a rendition of a favorite book of ours, Three Big Hogs by Manus Pinkwater. We printed a quote from the book using plastic letters that Maya's mom had in her cake decorating box.
At the end of the festival, after the judging and voting for favorites, everyone ate the edible books. All that was left of ours was our big forest hog minus one of his tusks (since repaired). He looked lonely on the ravaged cake top, so I brought him home to live on my drawing table for a while, and made these drawings of him today. (Maya won the prize for Best Child Book Artist, and our entry won the popular vote. A fine time was had by all.)