I thought about doing a Cake Wreck post a la their “Sunday Sweets”. Their Sundays, as opposed to all other day where “wreckie posts” rule the day, Sunday Sweets feature truly amazing cakes. Yes, even I have appeared on Sunday Sweets! Amazing huh?!!
I think this will be a Catch Up Sunday. Lots has been going on here, and lately a few cakes. Actually, the end of March begins my official cake season. Birthdays every month until August, with several in some of the months.
Adding to the confusion/chaos/celebrating is a wedding, of which I swore I was done with BUT a dear friend requested a small cake for her wedding and heck, who was I to say no to such a joyous occasion?!!!
But I’m getting ahead of myself and instead should be looking backwards. To March specifically. Granddaughter #1 asked for a “painted cake” for which requires a fondant finish instead of buttercream. Of course, I thought we could adapt for buttercream cake. And we did but not with the exact finish as the picture showed.
Nonetheless, Jess and I had fun doing it and spent last Saturday afternoon putting the finishing touches on her birthday cake! I plan to hand over the cake decorating to her one day. She’s got the touch!!
I spent this week, on and off, working on a football field cake. Grandson #5 chose this gem and it’s taken me a while to figure out how to maneuver this one.
I did my first chocolate molding. It wasn’t as difficult as I thought, but I have much to learn!!
Getting the cake top as level and smooth as possible was a challenge, so I topped the cake with green fondant and cut out the white lines using sheet sugar from Wilton, which is not especially easy to cut, but was the only way I could come up with to get straight, flare, even lines.
The numbers came from a “Tappit”-like mold that’s super easy to use. Cake Stuff in Wichita mailed them lightening quick, along with the plastic goalposts. I repainted them in coordinating colors as this was to be a Hodgeman County football cake!
I found the footballs on the sides of the cake at WalMart! The stars are made with scrapbooking paper punchers. I roll fondant with a little Tylose powder real thin, let it dry out just a bit then insert into punches and carefully lay them out to dry. Easy peasy! They’re glued onto florist wire with a dab of royal icing. They dry in about 15 mins.
Once was assembled, I poked a hole into the middle of the cake (argghh) and inserted the chocolate football. I was worried about the football tipping, but since it’s hollow, it stayed put. So far.
There you have it.