17 6 / 2012
Happy Father’s Day…hope you don’t mind pink!!
So I decided I was going to make this elaborate cake for my hubby for Father’s Day. Yellow cake with chocolate icing plus strawberries. The man loves strawberries…like eats 2-3 pints a night kind of love. Anyway, I make my cake and start stacking, alternating the chocolate mousse icing with strawberry. Hubby, bless his little pea-pickin heart, comes in and announces that he doesn’t really like chocolate and fruit together.
TOUGH!! MAKE YOUR OWN CAKE!! Oh well, sorry…you are just a wee bit too late. You’ll just have to eat the layers separately, I said as sweetly as I could muster.
So after that little interruption, I continued on with my masterpiece. It was my maiden voyage covering a cake with fondant. Perhaps I should have started with a round cake, but I muddled through. The corners are not perfect, but other than that, it’s OK.
Now, if all of this weren’t ambitious enough, I decided I needed to cover up my mistakes, so I decided to tint some fondant and make some ribbons for the job. Silly me used the liquid food coloring instead of my gel food coloring. Ugh…my arms are exhausted and the fondant only got to a lovely shade of fuschia…marbled fuschia at that. Oh well, I say. It’ll get better!!
At the end of my journey, I am somewhat proud of myself. I know what I did wrong, and I can’t wait to try again. I think the colored fondant is kind of cool, except for the whole supposed to be for Father’s Day thing.
Oh…I forgot the most important part…it tasted delicious!! Even if I do say so myself.