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.
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.