God Save the Cake

Filed under: — Kate @ 3:14 am EST

So… I stayed up half the night baking and decorating a birthday cake for my mom. I’m not 100% satisfied with it (the writing looks like ass, I can do better), but I think it’s okay.

And frankly, I can’t afford to invest any more time into a cake that somehow has to make it all the way to the end of the R6 without being destroyed. It’s already had a near death experience: I tripped while moving it the four feet from the counter to the fridge. Lost my slipper, but saved the cake.

Anyway, I hope the damn thing still looks decent when I wake up tomorrow, though I doubt there will be much difference between my bleary-eyed vision now and four hours from now.

10 Responses to “God Save the Cake”

  1. Stan Says:

    I’m sure the party will be a hoot.

    ba dum bum.

  2. Kate Says:

    Ha!! Good one.

  3. PLD Says:

    wow, that’s impressive! Are all the different colors in the owl different layers??!!

  4. tinapopo Says:

    Wow, that’s awesome! Nice work!

  5. Kate Says:

    Thanks, PLD and tinapopo. :-)

    Are all the different colors in the owl different layers??!!

    Yeah, the owl is comprised of individual pieces of fondant. I drew and cut out a pattern on paper, and then used to cut out the sections of the owl.

    This was my first time working with fondant (something I’ve been wanting to try for a while now), and it was actually a lot easier than I anticipated. I had much more difficulty with the icing, because I was rushing and didn’t have to time to make and chill it properly.

    Of course, this is a very beginner level useage of fondant. You should see the stuff some people can do.

  6. Holz Says:

    Why does the owl appear to have dissentary?

  7. Kate Says:

    Gee thanks, Holz.

  8. daveT Says:

    no wonder my cookies are taking so long. i’ll be afraid to eat them if they look like that… works of art. should be displayed in an art show/museum or something. BRAVO!

  9. Kate Says:

    Yeah, sorry Dave. I feel bad about that, but moms’ birthdays trump all other things (including sleep).

  10. Holz Says:

    Gee thanks, Holz

    Hee, didn’t want you to get too big of a head. But all kidding aside, it did look really cool.