What brought that on? Our oldest son celebrated his 40th birthday this past weekend. FORTYcanyoubelieveit?!! Yikes. So that means…I had him when I was 12? More like 22. Figure it up.
We had a family birthday party last night. Which means a cake was in order right? There were some new techniques that I was itching to try, so the Triple Chocolate Torted and Filled with Peanut Butter Filling cake was baked.
My design included gumpaste sunflowers, leaves, pumpkins, a “40” and son’s brand. Which I couldn’t remember how it looked Sat. night at 9:30. Why do I come up with these ideas in the middle of the night?! No answer but thanks to modern technology, the birthday boy messaged me a pic of it. Why he has a closeup of his brand in his phone is a mystery to me. But whatever! Anyway, it incorporates the “hash” mark so had to do a little research on that. Cattle brands are interesting BTW. Perhaps another post?
And I had ordered an impression mat a while back ( in case you aren’t familar with this, in Cake World, the mat is a soft plastic mat that you roll fondant over and you get a wonderful lace designs or, in my case, an imprint that looks like “tooled leather”. You know..saddles, belts, purses all in the Western genre. So I tried my hand at it. Learned lots on this technique and “next time” will do a few things differently! But for the most part, it turned out pretty good?!
SO…the result was lots of chocolate and it was pretty good if I don’t say so myself. BB decided that I need to make one for his high school class 45th reunion. We’ll see.