A few years ago, my oldest graduated!
Her party had an Alice in Wonderland Theme~
so needless to say, we had to have a quirky cake...you know,
things have to line up at times in girly life!!
I love baking...as you know...so being the over-achiever that I am,
I decided to make her cake myself! I experimented
with a few recipes...found one that my
daughter really loved (Lemon~Raspberry)...I wasn't too thrilled with it
cuz of all the seeds...Y.U.K...they get all stuck
in your teeth & if you don't brush & floss your teeth right,
you'll be having those seeds for breakfast the next day...(Stop it~I did
warn you of the yukiness)...
During my quest, I also tried the Wilton fondant...&
So I went back to the drawing board (ok, the computer)
and I searched....and searched...and searched...
till I finally found a recipe for homemade
rolled fondant. At first I was really skeptical but when I finally decided to
try it out...WOW! It was REALLY good!!!
Kid's approved & asked that I never buy, ahem--"that crappy one",
again. I absolutely vowed to make my own from
that point on.....
Although the fondant came out fan-tab-u-lous....due to time
restraints & work issues (yes, I had a real job back then), we decided to have
the cake made...it was really good tho! Normal looking on the
outside, but swirly & colorful on the inside!
You know, kept it in line with the movie theme...
On a side note, I did manage to make several dozen cheesecake
pops~which by the
way, also turned out fan-tab-u-lous!!! That reminds me,
I've gotta make time to make those again ;)
So just this week, I decided to look for a BETTER Lemon~Raspberry
recipe for us to try out. I also made the fondant
that we fell in love with...BUT, this time...I played with the
fondant and made flowers, birds, tree branches, leaves..you
know, girly stuff...all for decorating the cake.
I have watched SO many videos on decorations made of fondant,
but being the nerd & scaredy cat that I am...I came up with this...
Yea, pretty boring right? Well, I kinda liked the way it looked~
but at the same time didn't (if that makes sense).
Then I remembered a video I saw that just AMAZED me...it was a post
from Elizabeth Adams (Arty McGoo). In this video, she is
painting....yes, painting ....on cookies
(using food coloring~I think).
Anyway, it was just beautiful the way she ....turned that
cookie canvas into a work of art!!!
I've mentioned before of how little I know about art...painting included.
But being in a somewhat...daring mood...at this point, I
reasoned: "What the heck...give it a try. This cake is really just
for us here at home. If I fail...I fail....today."
So I broke out just a few food gel colors (Americolor~of course)
and my little pack of paint brushes (which are strictly for food!!!)
I quickly recalled how she worked the paint & brushes
with a little bit of water...So I went to
work! This is what became
of my cake....
What do you think? Epic Fail? Eh-So-So?
or Fairly Decent--for a first timer?
Well, whatever you think, that's fine...I for my part...am Happy!
Happy that I gave it a go! Happy that it tastes good, at least!
& Happy that my family & friends liked it!
That is motivation in itself...to try again...& again...& again...
till ...well, till I reach perfection ;)
So......now we just gotta slice it up!
Leave me your thoughts, I'd love to hear them!
Thanks for stopping by!
Buenas Noches Amigos, Cori ;)