Monday, June 13, 2011
Funny how things CAN work out :)
I got an email from a friend of mine last week Tuesday asking if she could pass my details on to a work colleague as he needed a cake for his sons birthday - I said of course!
Turns out he needed a cake for the Sunday - 5 days time, and he wanted a Roary the Race Car.
Bearing in mind I have never done a 3D cake like this before - I accepted the challenge *gulp*
I figured out what cakes I needed to bake to get the required shape - and then it was the icing. Oh the icing! I had to colour white icing red - so it took a fair amount of dye to do this - which meant the icing dried out. Which meant that the first 6-8 tries to get the icing over the cake resulted in a cracked mess that I couldnt fix.
I was just about to give up and fake my own death as I didnt think I could get this cake done..when..it worked!!!!
I must admit I am very pleased with the result and I learnt a lot in the process. The father was most impressed when I delivered and shame he even called me last night to thank me again. I was literaly beaming from ear to ear :)
Here is a pic of my version of Roary the Race Car :)