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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!