There are reasons I do not do cakes for a living. One is that, even though I can make a cake that looks really cool, they aren’t always very clean or truly professional quality polished. I seriously love this cake. It is so pretty, but it is a tad sloppy in places. That and, no matter what I do, I cannot get the images to do justice to how amazing this actually looks IRL. All in all, I’m really pleased with how this turned out.
This is far from perfect. The layers looked amazing until I stacked them and then realized that because of the way I made the bottom layer, I had a significant gap that needed to be covered. I ended up filling it with a piece of “trim” that isn’t actually on the costume. The other big issue I ran into was several of my fondant detail pieces I made ahead of time cracked when I put them on the cake. That and the tiara piece (done in royal icing and a first attempt at ever using this method) also broke when I tried to take it off my template. I was able to fix some of these so they don’t show much, but still… all the reasons why I only do this for fun.
I know that I’m hard on myself, so I’m still taking this project as a pretty big win since I made a cake that looks incredible and matches closely to the actual costume, which was my goal. That and BG is going to be over the moon when she finally gets to see it.
Between working on my edits and dealing with both myself and MC being sick, the last several days have been… fun. The whole not feeling great thing had me taking meds that wouldn’t let me sleep. As is so typical for me, my brain simply would NOT shut up in that situation. So, sitting there at 3 or 4 am wanting desperately to sleep, my crazy Muse pops her head up and points out that BG’s point costume this year (a romantic length for the first time ever instead of a stiff, flat tutu design) would make a stunning cake.
I’d like to say that I have no clue what went wrong, but in most cases that just isn’t true with this project. There are a couple that I’m really not sure about, but the others, I really do know what I did wrong. This whole project ended up being kind of a disaster the minute I started putting all the pieces together. It is kind of embarrassing how badly this turned out. I’m not even entirely sure where to start there were so many problems. Continue reading “Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Cake Day”
Since timing and events aren’t working out this year, we have to push BG’s birthday celebration with family to later in the week instead of doing it all on the day. We will still do birthday stuff with her on her birthday, so that means 2x the cake. She requested cupcakes for on the day and the big, decorated cake for the family event. Continue reading “Let the Cake Marathon Begin”
I’m getting ready to head into what I consider cake season as all of my kids birthdays fall over the next couple of months. Sadly, the two oldest no longer want a “cool” cake that I can get really creative with, so I may end up only actually doing my daughter’s cake, which she never fails to push me to top the previous year. Continue reading “Past Cake Projects”