I don't know if there was something wrong with the fondant or if I was having a really bad day, but nothing was working right.
First, the fondant kept tearing as I covered the bottom layer. For those who have never worked with fondant, it is a huge pain in the a** to remove fondant from a chocolate frosted cake. I finally had to give up and put a second layer of fondant on the bottom. I was pretty frazzled after just covering one tier.
Second, the chevron print decided to rip as I was applying it. The worst part about that was that I spent 1/2 hour delicately cutting it in one long strip. So that had to be redone along with some improv to conceal tears that I couldn't otherwise cover.
By the time I got to the top tier I didn't care that there were wrinkles in the fondant, I was just happy it was still in one piece! Then I sprayed it gold. This was a new thing for me and I really liked the result. What I wasn't prepared for was that it was a bit tacky after it dried so I couldn't fix the fact that it is tilting slightly.
Oddly enough, this is my very first missionary themed cake.
This Sister Missionary happens to be going to Argentina. According to google, a popular cake there is a white cake with caramel frosting. So that is what it is on the inside. (Note to self: The caramel frosting is DIVINE!!!)
The top layer represents Argentina's flag.
The tag is in Spanish and has the name she will go by for the next 18 months.
I thought long and hard about what to put on the bottom tier that would somehow represent the life of a missionary. I thought about doing a globe-like tier, an old-tymie map, or even scriptures.
In the end, I decided on a suitcase. I always wanted to try one and this seemed like a good time to go for it.
I am pleased with the end result. More importantly, the missionary like it!!!
This was my first attempt at a spherical cake using a styrofoam base. I could have spent more time getting it perfectly round, or I could have spent less time and gotten to bed earlier. Either way, not bad for a first attempt.
I am a lazy mother of 4 that appreciates a good movie and relaxing rainstorm. I hate housework and most cooking, although I love to bake. I am known for trying to make just about anything using just about everything and I don't like to be told I can't do something.
I consider myself a nice person but I like the taste of my own foot, as it spends a lot of time in my mouth. My apologies ahead of time if i say something without much thought.