Saturday, October 18, 2008

Seeing Stars

For the girls birthdays this year I made each a cake for their at-home soiree. Sadie got Pooh, and Katie chose Tinkerbell. Both involved thousands of little icing stars, which are fun at first, but torturous after about 1:00 a.m.

Katie's cake, though, was more fun to make than I'd anticipated. It was so much fun, in fact, that it has encouraged me to simply buy a cake at Ukrops next year. Here's how it went:

1. Cake came out of the oven PERFECTLY. Sat it on the counter to cool, went to take care of something, and Sadie got by me and into the kitchen. Five minutes of an unattended toddler led to this...

2. Made another cake. It fell. Face came off when coming out of pan. It was about midnight by then. It came out looking like this. In case you're unsure, yes. It is about 1/2" deep (compared to the previous cake's light and fluffy 4 or so inches).

3. Improvisation. Cake 1 plus Cake 2 equals something similar to what it should look like.

4. Final product. See? You can't even tell. Unless you ate it. Half of it tasted like lead poo, the other was light and fluffy.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:55 AM

    It looks great though! And, I can't count the number of times I have had cake flops - in fact I was making a pirate ship this year for Jacob's birthday and the ship split right down the middles - I ended up making a pirate shipwreck cake instead - heh. :-)

    Great improvisation! (and decorating - ( don't think i would have the patience to do all those little stars)