We are now entering a time warp. Be warned.
Smurfs were so 80’s. I had forgotten about the tiny little blue guys…and gal. Then they made a movie a couple of years ago, so off the grands and I went. Yeah, it was still Smurfy. And the song that has rattled around in my head for the last 30 years was still there. Yay.
But, when #4 granddaughter requested a Smurf cake, all I could think was “Oy vey?!!!” After a brief fainting spell, I remembered a cute little fairy house cake from long ago that I had saved on to my iPad and VOILA!….I had my inspiration!
And I had saved a page from a Christmas story book that filled the bill by combining with the first inspiration.
I made a quick sketch of what I saw in my head and dug in.
What I learned:
Always have pounds and pounds of fondant on hand. I ran out about 3/4 of the way around the taller stump. I also had just enough red fondant to make the large cap/roof. Eek!
Think small. I thought I was, but obviously I got carried away. Like I always do.
Allow plenty of drying time for all pieces. Actually, I did pretty good on that part.
Making bark is not a simple task.
Using a new, sharp Xacto blade is very, very important when making tiny little windows, doors, ladders, etc. Trust me on this one.
The birthday girl was pleased. Smurfdom was yummy. And no, I didn’t make the 2 Smurfs. I cheated. Thank you McDonalds. You make cute Smurfs.