Posted on Jun 19, 2003

Rebecca Bonelli's graduation cake, courtesy of her aunt, Deborah Bonelli

Rebecca Bonelli's aunt knew just what to get her for graduation: dessert.

So Deborah Bonelli set about creating a cake worthy of her niece's experience at Union: a masterpiece two-foot
high cake representing the Nott Memorial.

The cake, which reportedly took more than a week of painstaking work, captures the rare example of Victorian High Gothic architecture and all its quirky details.

When she left campus after graduation on June 15, Rebecca donated
the cake to Dining Services.

The confection has been the subject of lots of talk and
admiration around Dutch Hollow, where it is on display.

The next step, according to Jonelle Bayer, assistant manager
of dining services, is preserving the cake and finding a more permanent home,
perhaps in Admissions or the Alumni Center
in Abbe Hall.