Last night I made a 9" round cake, 4 layers with raspberry mousse and vanilla buttercream completely from scratch in 1 hr 50 minutes. I started the cake at 4:15 and put it in the display case at 6:05. It's gotta be a record of some sort. The fact that I was very, very angry over raw cake rounds could be behind the speed at which I accomplished it.
This morning's cake was done in a much more leisurely fashion. I made this for a co-worker.
It's tons of fun to stick fingers in cakes on purpose. :-) The 'water' on the board I made by spraying food coloring on foil wrap then putting plastic wrap over it while it was still wet.
Just a FYI wilton foodwriters don't work on gumpaste until it's completely dry.
KD drawing the stripes on Spongebob's tube socks with a sharpie marker.
I checked my fondant spikes first thing this morning and to my amazement they had melted!?! I've had it not dry completely but the melting was a first. So after an emergency run for gumpaste and a second set of spikes I got down to business.
The thing was sweating "like a hooker in church" so I gave him a little time in front of the fan.
Still sweaty but all ready to roll.
Lots of fun with very few swear words today. I ended up needing to support the spikes with toothpicks because the pieces weren't completely dry. On to Friday and Spongebob!
I had a phone message when I got to work today. "Mrs Whatsit called to order a wedding cake to be served at lunch on Aug 6th for 8 people." My first thought was "Wow they actually didn't just tell her yes?"
I left for the kitchen to call her back thinking no way. Apparently my will power is non-existent for more than just donuts lately...I agreed to do it. The clincher; they really do want it to serve only 8 people but she would "just love me" if I still made it tiered. GRRRR! It doesn't make sense that little cakes are harder to ice than gargantuan cakes.
The donuts just keep making it to my face and I have nobody to blame for it but me. In 7 days I made beignets, vanilla spice cake doughnuts, raised cinnamon sugar donuts and SPUDNUTS!!! I love beignets but I crazy mad LOVE, LOVE, LOVE potato donuts. The biggest downfall to being the person making the donuts isn't time spent over the deep fryer it's proximity to the finished product. Somehow I kept ending up close enough that the darn things were just jumping into my hand and, well, what sane person puts down a warm donut?
We celebrated my niece's 4th birthday last weekend while everyone was around for the family reunion. She is horse crazy, has a pretty large collection of horses and an imagination that won't quit. Her favorite color as of the 3rd was purple so when I found a "Precious Pony" pan in my mom's living room I knew I had to make it.