|My creation: Abstract meets organization- the cake version of D and me, pretty much.|
|Celebrating our J.P. ceremony with friends at one of Clovis's "finest," a.k.a, "most expensive" restaurants.|
|We like each other so much, we married each other twice. As you can see, cake has always played an important part in our relationship...|
|Yes, that IS an AC130H Spectre Gunship cake, complete with working lights and props.|
|Yeah, its a box cake...but we're gonna make it taste like a bakery cake! Really!|
|Ahh, Crisco sandwiched between extract, a baker's dream.|
|Stack your cakes, frosting in between the two levels, of course.|
|Do not forget the all-important crumb coat!! Then place in the freezer for 20 minutes so it can harden, |
like most things do when you place them in the freezer for 20 minutes.
|Then use the remainder of the frosting to frost the cake, and place back in the freezer for 20 minutes.|
Once you remove it, take your Viva paper towel and use it to smooth out any lumps or bumps.
|You just don't want the lace to intersect or touch at any point. |
Start at the very bottom of the cake, and swirl around making various "s" shapes.
|I later added a border at the bottom of the cake, |
so this is why I worked my way from bottom to top with my squiggly lines.
|You don't want to be able to tell where the cornelli lace starts or ends, either. |
Once I added my top and bottom borders, I filled in more lace at the top.
|Start by fitting tip 21 to a piping bag, and add in decorator-consistency frosting.|
I wanted a color that nicely accented the cake's white frosting,
so I went with the same blue of the cake itself.
|Now, make an S shape on the bottom of your cake, |
ensuring you have space under the first "hump."
|Then, bury your tip in the hump, and draw another S shape. |
This will cross OVER the top of your first S.
|Repeat this S-hump filling (teehee, that sounds naughty) around the entire border.|
This. This is my masterpiece. My tasty, tasty masterpiece. I mentioned this was for my husband, right? I waited for him to come home to eat any, I SWEAR. This is another one of the few instances when my husband doesn't lose the battle with my insane OCD tendencies. Also, the fact that I made sure our wedding anniversaries are exactly six months apart to the day- I made things super easy for him with my uberorganization. Did I mention my birthday is on January 7th as well? He pretty much just has to check the calendar on the 7th of each month to make sure nothing important is going on. Why yes, I do think this makes me sound like a good wife and not someone who is in desperate need of a padded cell.
|Get in mah bellay!|
|This cake also paired nicely with the bouquet Derek bought me! |
A Fox family win!