Everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:24-25

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Spots and Stripes

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For the most part, I’ve been lucky.  My cakes usually go down without a hitch.

Usually.

This cake was a different story.

This week I drew the short straw and had to make pizza Friday night.  Not something I like to do when I have a cake due on Saturday morning.  Before heading to work, I finished decorating the bottom tier of this cake, a task in and of itself, given that the humidity was about 110%.  I felt good about the work, though, knowing that I only had a bit more to do in order to have the cake ready Saturday morning.

Ha ha ha.

When I got home Friday night about 10:30, I discovered that the bottom tier of the cake had settled about 1/4 inch and the fondant looked like a blanket, draped and wrinkled, on top of it.  Ugh!

So…

Plan A was to take off the fondant and recover the cake, but when I started pulling off the fondant, the cake came off with it.  Ugh!

On to Plan B.

Start from scratch!  Yep, I baked a whole other cake, made more icing, and decorated all over again, before finally crawling into bed at 1 AM.  Thankfully, my wonderful, multi-talented husband lent a much appreciated helping hand and moral support. 

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One part of this cake that I was really proud of is the bow.  It’s constructed of gum paste loops that I made a couple days in advance and assembled with royal icing “glue.”  I think it turned out really cute!

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Once again the Tool Man helped out by rolling all the fondant beads for the border.  He’s getting pretty good at that, don’t ya think?

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This cake was made of 6” and 8” tiers, filled and iced with buttercream, and covered and decorated with fondant….twice!  It served about 30.

All’s well that ends well, right?

Linking to:

Sunday Scoop @ I Heart Naptime

Lindsey

2 comments:

  1. What an adventure! Looks amazing! Would love for you to link up: http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.com/p/link-party.html

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. Would LOVE it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday

    Natasha xx

    www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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