I’ve wanted to attempt a topsy turvy cake for awhile… It’s probably well above my current skill-set since I can barely trim a cake level but I was itching to try anyways. There are TONS of issues with it but I’m pretty happy since it was a first time. Since it was Memorial weekend figuring out a theme was easy.
I need to learn patience for sure… I rush through cutting and get frustrated. Since my cuts are not very good then I can’t get it smooth when icing. Since it’s not smoothly iced the fondant won’t have nice edges. So if step one isn’t perfect none of the following can really fix it. Live and learn though… I have learned I do not like wooden dowels! That was the first and last time I’m using them. I found some plastic ones online I’m going to try next time.
I liked my little topper a lot. That’s another thing I have been wanting to try. I’m never much a fan on Michael’s but for finding the wire and beads it was a good trip. From now own though I’ll order the wire online, tons more color options.
The white fondant is home made marshmallow while the colors stuff is Satin Ice. The cake is just chocolate and vanilla, I like fail-safe flavors.
Memorial Day 2012
So I dedicate my little creation to my husband in Afghanistan and his Marines. However, since they can’t enjoy it my coworkers will have to take it off my hands!