Natalie was in Portland, OR for the last few days at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists conference to present a poster for a paper she is currently working on with the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. Here she is with the poster at the conference
If you can’t read the poster, the paper is on the frequency with which orangutans use their thumb and opposable big toe in relation to the use of their other digits.
I spent part of Friday and most of Saturday working on a congratulations cake for her. It is a banana cake with peanut butter/cream cheese frosting covered in chocolate fondant. With the extra fondant I molded a hand gripping a branch and I used a little of the peanut butter frosting to add bark to the branch and creases to the fingers.