Holy Crap. I think I just made the cutest cake ever.
If you know me at all, you know that I just LOVE polka dots.
They are the theme of my whole kitchen.
A few years ago a saw this technique done on a cake and had to track down the lady who did it and pick her brain to find out how she did it. It has taken me forever to get around to it, but you can bet I will be using this method again...and again...and again.
Will someone PLEASE ask me to make a tiered wedding cake in this style!!!!!
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.
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.