Just a couple of weeks after reaching my first baking milestone of creating my own recipe, I reached another baking milestone.
My first cake disaster.
I got lucky with this disaster – it could have been MUCH worse. This wasn’t me slipping and falling with a cake on top of me, this wasn’t finding one of my cats with its head fully enveloped in cake.
But it was bad enough.
I was so close to being done. I had finished the decorations on the bottom tier of the cake, and all I had left to do was put polka dots on the top tier and figure out where the name was going to go. The cake was sitting on my super nifty tilting turntable, which I love. Or loved. Continue reading →
This past weekend was a christening in my family. I’m not exactly sure of the link – it’s my dad’s cousin’s son’s son… is that my second cousin once-removed? Something like that… I think… but regardless – this new lil guy is my cousin! 🙂
Trying to figure out what to do for a christening cake was a feat unto itself… try googling it. Seriously. You get everything from cross-shaped cakes to cakes with teddy bears to cakes with booties and balloons. Basically, it seems like whatever is blue works well, and most people seem to shove the religious part by the wayside. After spending days and days searching for something to give me inspiration, I gave up, feeling no more inspired than when I started.
Then I ran across a forum post on Cake Central (if you are a baker, check it out, it’s awesome!). For billowing fondant.