Friday, February 18, 2011

It Wanted A Cake

February 14th just happens to be my daughter Lauren's Birthday.  This girl has Big Dreams and Ideas.  This year for her birthday cake she really, really, really wanted a professionally made fondant cake.  Those puppies cost over $200.00.  She calls me The Dreamkiller.  I did not want to spend that kind of money on a cake ESPECIALLY if it wasn't chocolate (she doesn't like chocolate) (SHE DOESN'T LIKE CHOCOLATE DID YOU GET THAT????) and I am on Weight Watchers so I wasn't going to waste points on vanilla cake (egad)  (down 13.8 lbs now thank you very much).  So I told her I could make one.  She was skeptical.  I used to make wedding cakes and get paid for it but this kid never believes I can do anything!  So I went to our friendly neighborhood craft store and bought the stuff I thought I would need.  And then I set out on this new adventure!  Fondant:  The Final Frontier
First the cakes.  She wanted three tiers.  That is a lot of cake.  She wanted pink cake.  Not strawberry cake- vanilla cake colored pink.  So I make the batter and put it in the pans and slid them into the oven.  Then I took them out of the oven, put the batter back in the mixer and made the dang batter pink.  Then I put them back in the pans.  Back in the oven.  Then I crumb coated them and put them in the freezer because that makes them easier to work with and extra moist.
I rolled out the black and realized it wasn't enough. I went to Michaels for more stuff. I rolled out the pink and made the dots.  I went back to Michaels to buy more stuff.  I banged my head against the wall wondering why I thought this was such a great idea.  And yet, in the end, it turned out pretty well!  Next blog:  The Party!

Working the Fondant

Making Fondant Dots

The Begining

Finished Cake



6 comments:

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Happy Belated Valentine.

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JC said...

You are so talented.

Anonymous said...

It's QUITE lovely!! You...my dear, are awesome!

Yvonne (cat lovers)

Kym said...

So, just how much did the cake end up costing???

ltlrags said...

No chocolate? Who raised this girl? Oh, probably the same lady who forgot to put the pink in the cake the first time. You crack me up I tellz ya! And I want to know what Kym asked too. And I second what JC says.