The desert for the day was a coconut cake. Since then have I never had the same cake that my grand mother considered the perfect coconut cake. The icing was the hard candy kind. She did not have confectioners sugar, so it was the boil water and sugar together type of icing she made for all cakes. The difference at Thanksgiving was that she sprinkled coconut from a can on top of the icing. Most of the time the coconut had been in the freezer all year long.