some people may think that prep work is hard and kinduva chore. In most cases, I agree - but in this case, I had to try out a couple of different techniques and a recipe. My kind of prep.... :) and the result:
yay! fondant burlap, and wafer paper cut outs. it's like snowflakes! I absolutely adore the way this cake looked. I did NOT like the recipe for the cake however, and will NOT be using it. Otherwise, please enjoy looking at this totes cute 6" square cake! ^_^
I love everything about this cake, particularly because of the previous caketastrophe! After the fiasco of a horrible delivery, this cake was my redemption! From baking the cakes to carving the shape, to the fondant details and the Chinese script writing on the waving fondant banner with food color, the airbrushed color of the cake, and the little fondant peaches in front. Redemption feels gooooood!
Enjoy the photos!
Oh my goodness, it's been quite a month, and I can finally update in February. There have been some changes like getting a new job and reorganizing my priorities, so cakes have been a nice consistent thing, although I have been doing some experiments!
On MLK weekend, as I have for the past three years, I attended the Winter Fancy Food Show. How lucky and fortunate I am to live so close to San Francisco! Most of it is more savory foods, and ready to sell confections, and is a place to be inspired, and get ideas. I discovered several brands of gluten free flour, fruit and veggie purees to flavor and color cakes, and got samples of two kinds of vanilla. I am really rediscovering the different complexities of vanilla!
The BF's birthday is on Superbowl weekend, so I went ahead and made him a football cake. I meant to do one last year, but he was "just a friend" then, plus I had some other orders... lol! It was also really nice because i got to experiment with my airbrush! A friend had bought me an airbrush years ago, and I let another friend borrow it, and got it back just recently. It was an amazing experience. I ended up running late to another party, because i literally took the whole airgun apart to clean it out, and put it back together again. there was a lot of youtube searching to figure it out! Although I did have and old friend help me out with the basics. :) There was a point when I was transferring the cake from the airbrush board to the "field" board when I "fumbled" the ball--- I mean, cake. So you can see in the picture near the laces where it looks a little burnt. Also figured out why some people where masks when airbrushing - my boogies came out the same color as the football! blehck, lol... :) I saw in a youtube video about airbrushing to use coloring books to practice, such a great idea, I will definitely use that!