OK, now that you all know what a wimpel is, and much of the background surrounding the minhag, what would a family celebration be without a little CAKE?
After much deliberation as to what kind of special cake to bake (Torah Cake? Aleph Bais Cake?), it struck me (actually it struck Avram) that why not just make a WIMPEL cake?
I attempted to keep the colors and decoration of the fondant wimpel along the same theme as the actual wimpel, though my handiwork is far more rudimentary.
I must say that the cake - chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, topped with chocolate glaze - tasted as good as it looked, which to my mind is mandatory.