I did it! I set out to do 20 small pastry paintings and went all the way to the finish. I have to admit that I thought about ending the series at 16. I didn't realize how many were twenty! Since I have started painting "sweet" paintings since late January, I have actually created 26 of these little ones!
I wanted to do something special for the grand finale, so I bought a three-layered vanilla cake with chocolate buttercream icing from my favorite pastry shop. The maraschino cherry atop a white rose icing is like an exclamation point! I threw a party and ate the delicious cake with friends, as good things in life are even better when shared with loved ones.